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General Meeting—February 15

General Meeting at the Homestead Woodworking School with a featured presentation by Owain Harris on Router Joinery

02/15/2020 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET

Our featured speaker will be Owain Harris [] custom cabinet and furniture maker. Many woodworkers are intimidated by the process of setting up machines to cut joinery. Owain will demonstrate some simple jigs, fixtures and techniques to cut precise joints using a plunge router and router table. Demos will include, mortice and tenons, housed stub tenons, sliding dovetails and more.

Bring a chair and please carpool if you can, as parking may be limited depending on snow conditions. And be sure to register in the event of a last minute cancellation.

Homestead Woodworking School
52 Bald Hill Rd
Newmarket, NH
Discounted Taunton Magazine Subscriptions
DEADLINE February 15, 2020

Once again, we’re taking orders for Taunton magazines at special group rates. These rates represent a 20% discount off the regular subscription prices and are applicable to both new and renewal subscriptions on any magazine that Taunton publishes. Since we do this only once a year, in February, you may wish to renew now, even if your subscription expires mid-year – Taunton will simply add to your current term.

Tony Immorlica
GNHW Books and Subscriptions Chair
6 Purgatory Road
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Granite State Woodturners

New starting time... February 22—9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Granite State Woodturners Feburary 22, 2020 at the Merrimack Public Library, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.   Please note delayed start time of 9:30. We should plan on wrapping up at 12:30 as the library closes at 1pm. 

Tom Mikulis will introduce methods of close-up photography for woodturners. He will show us several lighting systems, macro lenses, filters and many of the fine details needed to expertly showcase your turnings, large and small.  

There will be coffee and donuts and possibly wood for sale to support the GSWT scholorship fund.  

Please bring chairs and what else? Cash!

See you there!.  Register here

Merrimack Pubic Library
Daniel Webster Highway, Rte.3
Merrimack, NH 03110
Room Number: Basement Conference Room
Guild Logo

Grant Program

Justin Kane from Wilton-Lyndeborough Regional Middle - High School sent these photos of two of his classes utilizing the lathes provided with a Guild 2018-2019 grant. 

Note the "turned" handles on the student-designed, engineered and produced cider press that pressed out 60 gallons of apple cider at a school function held in November.
The student-mentor supervising method is in view in the second photo as his intermediate woodworking class begins their first rolling pins. 

January, 2020

Welcome to each new member who joined the Guild last month. Please make these members welcome should you see them at your next meeting.

Check out the member directory (login required). Car pooling to a meeting is a great idea.
Guild Branded Merchandise

The Guild has sold guild branded shirts and hats at cost to the membership for many years.

You can order from the online store or contact Bob Wyatt at He may be able to bring an item to a mutual meeting.

You can find the new online store at
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. Wait listing is available when registrations reach the limit set.

More small meetings are always being added, so check the coming events below.

To CANCEL your Small Meeting registration or if you have meeting ideas, comments and suggestions , email Steve Costain at
Coming Events

 How to Cancel your Registration

  • All Other Meetings—Simply reply to your event registration email or contact
02/15/2020 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
Newmarket, NH
General Meeting at the Homestead Woodworking School with a featured presentation by Owain Harris on Router Joinery

02/22/2020 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Merrimack, NH
Please note: START TIME CHANGE: 9:30 am Tom Mikulis will be introducing methods to PHOTOGRAPH your work

02/22/2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET
Peabody, MA
Make a Federal-style oval inlay from start to finish (Paterae)

02/22/2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET
Nottingham, NH
Join us to see three methods of joining metal

02/26/2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Concord, NH
Monthly SC meeting

02/28/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET
Bennington, NH
Join us on a tour of Gritec a professional tool and cutter sharpening company.

03/07/2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
South Berwick, ME
Topic: Selecting, Reading, and Understanding Boat Plans

03/07/2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET
Newburyport, MA
Part 2 - Completing a Federal-style Oval Table-Top

03/21/2020 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
Canterbury, NH
Claude Dupuis will be demonstrating basic set-ups for segmented turnings.

03/21/2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET
Amherst, NH
Join Ric Closs as he explains what he uses his CNC router for

03/25/2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Concord, NH
Monthly SC meeting

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Membership Cards

Membership card lists are generated quarterly for new or renewed memberships from the previous quarter. Batch dates are...

  • January 1
  • April 1
  • July 1
  • October 1

You can expect delivery approximately two weeks after your batch date. Cards are personalized and sent directly to you from our supplier in MN.

Renew early! However, when you do renew your membership, an email is sent which acts as your temporary certificate of membership until your card arrives.

Cards are used for member discounts at participating suppliers.
Member Discounts
Tools & Supplies
Dave' Shaves
Gary R. Wood & Co.
Liogier Hand Stitched Rasps
Rockler—Cambridge, MA
Rockler—Salem, NH
Williams & Hussey
Woodcraft—Newington, NH
Woodcraft—Woburn, MA 

Manchester Tool Repair
Northeast Saw (Sharpening)
Tru-Cut (Sharpening)

Wood Products
FBN Millwork
Goosebay Lumber
Highland Hardwoods
New London Wood Products
Northland Forest Products
The Millwork Shop
Wolfgang's Wood 

Epic Woodworking
Homestead Woodworking
Maine Coast Workshop
North Road Guitars
The Breed School