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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
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Grant Program

Peter Maynard was awarded "Best in Wood Furniture" at the annual League of NH Craftsmen Show—one of two awards the Guild sponsors each summer at the fair. Here is a glimpse of Peter's current projects in the shop.

Peter Maynard
South Acworth, NH • 603-835-2969
The Catlin Server Console Table in quarter sawn oak won the Best in Wood Furniture award at the Art, Craft and Design exhibition at the 87th annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair, the oldest and largest craft show in the country.
Peter's sanding the parts of a queen size Champlain Bed he's crafting in cherry for a young New Hampshire family.
Peter assembling the sanded parts to get ready for the gluing process. After that, a final sanding, and then finishing.
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
02/22/2020 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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For sale items, free, wanted and opportunities may be submitted to the site moderator. Please send an email with your contact information to:

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.
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