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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!

Member Forum

Check out the new Guild Member Forum.

  • 41 topics/replies have been posted in the short time it has been up.
  • 45 members have registered. Registration sets you up to follow topics of your choosing.
  • Nearly 500 page views this month (2 weeks).

Some recent topics:

  • Low Angle Chisels for Paring Softer Woods
  • Hanging Hand Tool Cabinet... coming soon to the Hand Tool & Carving Group
  • Preparation for Sept "Queen Anne chair build" meeting
  • Old Planes v New Planes
  • Handout From Mike Cyros dovetailed legs demonstration
  • Borax furniture
  • Knife box on Antique Road Show
  • Router Bit Wobble
  • Owain Harris tip during 5/18/19 IPG meeting - how to make custom dowels.
  • Cast drawer pulls project

Woodworking Fundamentals Group

Bill Munch is taking over for Bob Wyatt as the subgroup leader for the Woodworking Fundamentals Group (WFG). Bob will continue as the lead for the Intermediate Projects Group (IPG).

We currently have eight active subgroups. You can learn more about these special interest groups here. They really are the heart of the Guild.

You can see a list of all subgroup leaders here.

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.

Summer Trip to
Andrew Pearce Bowls in Hartland, VT

This year, our Summer Trip took place on July 17 to Andrew Pearce Bowls.

Andrew Pearce has been making wooden bowls since setting up his shop about 6 years ago not too far from his father’s Simon Pearce handmade glass shop in Quechee, VT. Andrew’s wooden bowls are made from locally sourced cherry and black walnut logs. We saw the entire operation from coring to finishing.

Newfound Woodworks Open House

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Once again Newfound Woodworks will be opening their shop for a day to share information and enthusiasm for boat building .

They have been a gracious host to our Boat Building Subgroup and a ready source of advice and supplies. Demos, raffles and a lecture are planned for the day. 

Newfound Woodworks, Inc.
67 Danforth Brook Rd, Bristol, NH 03222


Tuckawy Timber

Labor day wood sale!

Saturday, August 31

Lyme, NH
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

Coming Events
When: August 24, 2019
Where: Gonic (Rochester), NH

Monthly SC meeting
When: August 28, 2019
Where: Concord, NH

When: September 7, 2019
Where: Moultonborough, NH

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

When: September 15, 2019
Where: Nottingham, 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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