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Woodturning at the Makerspace

March 21, 2017
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Events:

This Saturday, March 25th  9AM-12PM
Granite State Woodturners at Manchester Makerspace

There will be a show and tell - bring something and show us what you are working, your latest new tool or anything else related to turning (including your questions!) This is your opportunity to share.

Claude Dupuis will be demonstrating segmented turnings.
I'm sure there will be a lively discussion in addition to Claude's demo. We would love to hear from the other segmenters out there!

Thursday, March 30th 7PM-9PM, (6PM social hour)
Turn a Top with the Granite State Woodturners at Manchester Makerspace
The focus of this meeting will be hands on turning of tops.

Tops come in many shapes and varieties. It's easy to make a simple top and there is no end to the variations and embellishments that you can add. If you are a top turner, share your techniques and bring examples. If you have never turned a top, join us and plan on leaving with your first!

Makerspace update
The woodshop at Manchester Makerspace is really shaping up. We have 4 lathes ready to us at any time along with tools, sharpening machines, and lathe accessories. Thanks to everyone in the guild for supporting this great space!

We are also in the process of receiving a fantastic donation of a RobLand combination machine. I'm really looking forward to building out the shop for flat work centered on this serious professional woodworking machine.

GSWT has been holding regular weeknight meetings on alternate Tuesdays at the shop. These meetings have been well attended and have included great demonstrations and hands-on turning for the attendees.

Topics have included:
- Vinyl masking for embellishing turnings
- Sphere turning
- Roundtable turning talk
- Turning green bowls

We've seen lots of new faces. If you get the chance, please join us!

Hope to see you soon,
David Belser

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Peter

HOW THIS SCAM WORKS

If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.