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Boat Building Subgroup Meeting

Saturday, 9/7/19, 9am - 12pm

Place: Moultonborough, NH

Topic: Revisit Stan Paras' "Banta."

Let's see how far Stan has gotten this summer with the "Banta". It might be primed. It might need to be turned over. We'll find out when we get there!

As always, bring your questions, comments, and updates on your own projects.

Guild Annual Meeting
September 21, 2019

Our annual meeting will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Concord Regional Technology Center in Concord, NH

We have a few special events scheduled for the meeting, and I’m sure you will not want to miss it.

  • Auction is back with Jon Siegel as our Official Guild Auctioneer
  • Fine Woodworking podcast, Shop Talk Live. Editorial Director Tom McKenna will be joined by Creative Director Michael Pekovich and Web Producer Ben Strano to answer questions submitted by readers and the audience.
  • Fine Woodworking Creative Editor Michael Pekovich will be doing a demo on the fine art of kumiko. 

More info & registration here. You don't want to miss this one!


Hand Tools & Carving Meeting

October 12 in Amherst, NH

Bench Hooks & Shooting Boards
Part of “BuildYour Own Hand Tool Cabinet Series”

Attend one or all of this Hand Tool Cabinet series. Each session features skills worth knowing on their own, but also useful toward building your own hand tool cabinet. 

Also for spouses and friends...
Marie Seroskie will give a presentation on “They’re Not My Grandma's Quilts Anymore”. The traditional and not so traditional forms of quilting will be explored. Questions welcome. 

This is for anyone who would like to accompany their spouse/friend to the HTC meeting on October 12 in Jim Seroskie’s shop. The lecture will take place in Marie's studio which can accommodate 20 people…and yes, you can touch the quilts!

Granite State Woodturners
Annual Meeting

Granite State Woodturners Annual Meeting to be held at Highland Hardwoods, Brentwood, NH, Saturday, Sept. 28th.

GSWT will hold a brief Annual Meeting beginning at 9 am at Highland Hardwoods. This will be followed by concurrent turning demonstrations on five midi lathes, finishing at 2 pm.
Talented and people-oriented turners may sign up for 2 hour slots (10-12, 12-2) or the entire time. Bring your own tools and your own wood, lathes will all be 1x8tpi, please plan on helping with clean-up. We will need to borrow a grinder for the day. Thanks. 

We will showcase a table of finished pieces but will NOT be selling anything. So please bring some special pieces, you may leave a business card if you wish.
Highland is going to offer discounts of 35% off 8/4 and thicker shorts. They are also going to have a special on 8/4 Curley Maple and walnut shorts. Should be fantastic.

If your are interested in participating as a demonstrator, please contact Annamarie at for signups. If you are only interested in attending the Annual Meeting, please notify Ken Kuster,

Invitational Exhibition
Sept 14-29, 2019

30% off retail price  
Saturday, September 7, 9am - 3pm
10 Chestnut St., Brookline, MA
The wood, both flat boards and turning blanks, were collected by Dick Piper, a master wood turner, who passed away a year ago. You can see his

The sale is part of a wonderful donation to the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, MA that includes a state-of-the-art OneWay lathe and a number of chisels, grinders and other tools.  

If you have questions or need more information, please call or text Ann Coles at 617-875-4893. 

Annual Elections at the Annual Meeting

Our Guild bylaws outline the election of officers each year. President Dave Foote is stepping down after two years of service.

Article IV - Officers

Section 1: The officers of this Guild shall be: 1) President, 2) Vice President, 3) Secretary and 4) Treasurer. These officers shall serve on the Steering Committee and have the authority to perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws.

Section 2: The officers of the Guild shall be elected for a term of one (1) year by the membership at the Annual Meeting. The term of office expires with the election of new officers at the next Annual Meeting. At the conclusion of an officer's term of office, all files related to Guild business shall be returned to the current or incoming President.

Section 3: The Steering Committee shall present a slate of officer nominees at the Annual Meeting. Also, a call for officer nominations shall be made in the newsletter and/or via email at least 15 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Any member may present himself/herself for nomination by contacting the President prior to the Annual Meeting or present himself/herself from the floor at the Annual Meeting. Election shall be by majority vote in the affirmative of those present plus those voting by proxy. 


  • President—Bob Wyatt (current Vice President, former Treasurer)
  • Vice President—Mike DiMaggio (former President)
  • Secretary—Curt Willard (current Secretary)
  • Treasurer—Jim Forbes (current Treasurer)

Membership Renewals

 Membership Renewals

Renewal invoices are created approximately 90 days prior to your renewal date. You will receive an email reminding you to renew at that time.

One Year Plan ... $40
Two Year Plan ... $75
Online Renewal

Paper Form
  • Download, print & complete form
  • Mail form with check to address at bottom of the form

Changing Plans

Membership cards are batched roughly 9-10 times each year.

Normal delivery time is two weeks from the batch date. Renew early!
Small Meetings

These meetings are generally held in small shops or other environments which require limiting the number of attendees. They can fill up fast although cancellations do occur.

If you need to cancel , just sign in again, go to the event and click the big Cancel button at the bottom of the event.

Contact Steve Costain for meeting ideas, comments and suggestions.

More are being added from time-to-time, so check the list often.

When: September 15, 2019
Where: Nottingham, NH

When: September 28, 2019
Where: Concord, NH

When: October 5, 2019
Where: Rollinsford, NH

When: October 19, 2019
Where: Concord, NH

Coming Events
When: September 7, 2019
Where: Moultonborough, NH

When: September 14, 2019
Where: Gonic (Rochester), NH

When: September 15, 2019
Where: Nottingham, NH

NO Registration Needed
When: September 15, 2019
Where: Peterborough, NH

When: September 17, 2019

When: September 21, 2019
Where: Concord, NH

Monthly SC meeting
When: September 25, 2019
Where: Concord, NH

When: September 28, 2019

When: September 28, 2019
Where: Auburn, NH

When: September 28, 2019
Where: Concord, NH
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