The Guild's February General Meeting will be held on the 19th in Canterbury at the shop of David Lamb. The Guild's seventh subgroup formed last spring. Hear about this new specialty group and what they are building. 

We have master furnituremaker, David Lamb as our host and featured speaker. And something new, Open time. We believe it will be time well spent. As the subgroups are a very large part of the Guild, I like to feature presentations when there is something to talk about.

Hello Boat Builders. Nate Carey, the group coordinator will talk about this newest group's plans, activities, and their current project. They will tell us about their way to cover their project costs, which are comparatively higher. Also of interest is their new meaning to using full size plans, and use of straight lines, or the lack thereof.

Readers of the Guild’s Journal know the kind of work David Lamb does. Being a founding member of the NH Furniture Masters, speaks of his skills as a woodworker. But if you want to compare all sorts of styles and designs, there is no one better than David Lamb. The afternoon presentation promises to be a good one.

Often the lunch break does not allow enough time for everyone to consider borrowing DVDs, check out Guild apparel, or order books and magazines. This meeting will have some open time to allow members time for these Guild benefits. At long ago general meetings there was more of a custom for members with surplus tools and small stuff and members needing said tools and small stuff to partake in some private commerce. Members looking to revive this custom can also take advantage of this open time.


  • Coffee                                                  9:00 to 9:30
  • Boat Builders                                    9:30 to10:30
  • Open time                                          10:30 to11:30
  • Business meeting                           11:30 to 12:00
  • Lunch                                                 12:00 to 1:00
  • David Lamb’s presentation       1:00 to 3:00


Notes Bring your lunch and your water; David’s shop is not convenient to any fast food places, and has no plumbing. A limited number of chairs will be made available. To guarantee a seat, bring one. Parking is limited. Take advantage of the Need a Ride blog or the members directory. You will save parking, split the gas money, and it make your travel time more enjoyable.

Directions from I 93 in Concord

Take exit 15E onto I 393 east, to Route 106 north to Loudon, turn left onto Shaker Road, continue on Shaker Road past Baptist Road to the Lamb residence at 228 Shaker Road, (Canterbury, NH 03224).

Alan Saffron

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