The next meeting of the Guild will be held on February 20th at Alan Mitchell’s Homestead Woodworking School in Newmarket.

It’s a good thing that this meeting is being held in a school because you’re going to learn so much. So bring a pad and pen, you’re going to want to take notes. Get to The Homestead between 9:00 and 9:30 so you get a chance to take out the latest DVDs, get coffee, check the latest Guild cap and shirt fashions, and catch up with the friends you haven’t seen since November 21st.

Shortly after 10:00 take your seat and pay attention. The morning’s first session will be on the Guild’s newly expanded website. Don’t be thinking you’re going to sleep in on Saturday; this demonstration you won’t want to miss. There are now as many ways to use the website as Garrett Hack has planes. Want to reserve a spot at the next Small Meetings, do it on the website. Need to RSVP to a subgroup leader, do it on the website. Thinking about finding a ride to the next Guild meeting, do that on the website. Blogs, classified ads, calendar events, etc are there too.

Jim Seroskie will take us through the new features and demonstrate the good stuff.

Safety has to be the most under rated topic among people who choose topics for quarterly meetings. Now I know better. Safety issues are of interest to woodworkers. We all relate to the topic, sometimes too well. It’s the safety issues you don’t know (like ladders) that are the most dangerous.

Alan Mitchell will be discussing some of the latest concerns that woodworkers face. Take good notes, the fingers you save will be your own. After lunch and the business meeting,

Terry Moore has agreed to show us what real veneering is. He will demonstrate some skills, talk about design considerations when using veneers, and maybe explain some of the methods used. If you don’t take good notes, no problem, Peter Bloch will be doing the video recording of Terry’s demo and producing the DVDs, which you’ll be looking for at the April meeting.


Coffee  /chat            
9:00 to 10:00 Intro GNHW website by Jim Seroskie                  
10:00 to 11:00 Latest Safety Concerns by Alan Mitchell             
11:00 to 12:00 Lunch / Business meeting                                           
1:00 to 3:00 Veneer Demonstration by Terry Moore                   

Directions to the Homestead Woodworking School

From Rt 125 north, turn right onto Rt 87 in Epping.  After 3 miles turn left onto Bald Hill Road.  The school is 1.1 miles on the left. From Rt 108 south, turn right onto Rt 152 in Newmarket.  Go past the high school and turn left onto Grant Road.  After 3.5 miles turn left onto Bald Hill Road.  The school is 0.5 miles on the right.

Alan Saffron

Guild News