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Jim. Thank you for the great intro. I have some big shoes to fill before ever coming close to what you do with all the Guild's means of communicating with our members. As I get familar with the systems I certainly will need your assistance from time to time.

Saying thank you seems so inappropriate! The Guild is so lucky to have you, your talent and didication over all these years.
Thank you!

Claude Dupuis
Granite State Woodturners Subgroup in Tandem with the Seacoast Woodturners

Remote Demo by Trent Bosch Studios Inc.
Topic: Decorative Utility Bowls
When: Friday June 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Hands-On CAD
with Bruce Wedlock

The GoToMeeting live classroom Hands-On CAD , teaching the essentials of 3D modeling for woodworkers, will begin on Friday, May 15 at 9:00 am. Everyone is invited to watch this first class which will start with a demo of drawing Tom McLaughlin’s Shaker End Table . Students will download a free demo version of the software Argon to enable them to execute exercises during class as well as homework. Sessions will be recorded so they can be reviewed at one’s convenience. Members are also welcomed to just watch the class without the software.

We plan to hold two classes a week at 9:00 am on Mondays and Fridays. If you wish to participate or just attend the meetings, send Bruce Wedlock an email at indicating your preference, and you will get the meeting link via email.  If you wish to participate in the class, you will also receive the software download instructions. You will need either at PC or Mac (not Catalina at the moment) to run this software, and a trackball mouse is strongly recommended. 
Member Forum—Take Advantage

The member forum is a good way to network with other Guild members during this shut down. You do not need a forum account to view what is up there. But by creating an account of your own, you can participate in the discussion, create a topic, ask questions, and best of all receive an email anytime a new post is created.

Please refrain from posting copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you. A quote or perhaps a few sentences if attributed from copyrighted material is OK. But please use caution as this is a public forum.
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.

Current membership count = 604
April Members
Guild Branded Merchandise

The Guild store is back!

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

New Videos Added to Our Library

Guild library videos are a long standing tradition with the Guild. What began as a lending library documenting many Guild demonstrations and lectures at general meetings, subgroup meetings and symposia presentations, was eventually converted from VHS tapes to DVD format and later  available on our website.

We have several new videos from our recent foray into video conferencing.

More will be added as they are developed in the coming weeks.

Jim Seroskie
Small Meetings
These meetings are generally held in small shops or other environments which require limiting the number of attendees.

All person to person meetings are temporarlly on hold. For now all future meetings are virtual meetings .
More small meetings are always being added, so check the coming events below.
Coming Events

 How to Cancel your Registration

  • All Other Meetings—Simply reply to your event registration email or contact
Event List and Calendar are Back (Online Meetings Only)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM

Granite State W oodturners
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM to 9:00PM

Classified Ads
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Peter James at

Remember—Pictures Sell
Buy Neat Stuff

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.
Where is my Membership Card?

Those of you who joined the Guild or renewed your membership in the first quarter of the year have not received your membership cards. There has been a lot of confusion with our supplier in MN (i.e. new people in new jobs) and the cards did not get produced or mailed until Monday, May 18—more than a 1-1/2 months after the batch list was submitted. Normal turnaround is about 2 weeks. This one took quite a few emails to get it done.

So if you joined or renewed your membership in the first quarter of this year, your card should arrive within the next week.

Jim Seroskie
Member Discounts
Northeast Saw Retiring.

Just sending you a quick note to let you know that Mike and I are retiring on June 30th. Thank you for your many years of business with us, it's been a pleasure. Hope that you and your family are well.

Thanks again,
Donna, Mike Aboshar

Northeast Saw & Carbide Tool Co., Inc.
695 Mast Road
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone 603-645-1199
Fax 603-645-1196
Since 1993

Tools & Supplies
Dave' Shaves
Finishing Focus
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
Wolfgang's Wood 

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