The Granite State Woodturners have recently entered into an agreement with the Manchester Makerspace to help equip their wood shop for turning. In exchange, GWST will have access to the Makerspace facility for meetings, demos, classes, open turning sessions and other events and projects. GSWT members will also have access to the entire Makerspace for their individual projects at any time, effective immediately.
This is a great opportunity for GSWT to finally have a “home” shop - and to bring new people into the NH woodturning community.
Members are especially encouraged to stop by the Makerspace for Monday night open house every Monday 6 – 8 PM (and often later) - Dave Belser is generally there then, building up the shop space.
This coming Saturday, November 5th(starting at 10AM), there will be an introduction and build party. All GSWT members are welcome to stop in, see the space and get involved. We will be preparing for the first formal meeting of GSWT at the space later in November. There will be additional work parties prior to the meeting on November 26th. We expect the meeting to be the first of many at the Makerspace.
If you haven't heard about GSWT and the Manchester Makerspace take a look at this introduction: https://gnhw.org/sites/default/files/doc/misc/makerspace-intro.pdf
This is now a reality – GSWT is officially a member organization of Manchester Makerspace. This means that we have a space to build the turning shop that suits our needs – demos, classes, open turning, meetings and projects. Additionally all GSWT members can use the facilities (other shops at the Makerspace) for personal projects.
Please stop by either this coming Saturday or any Monday night and see for yourself. We will need helping hands and any donations that will make the shop work for us. Access cards are available for members that want to use the space on their own time.
Hope to see you soon.
36 Old Granite Street, Manchester (Verizon center vicinity)
On-street parking - a mix of free and metered
Contact Dave Belser: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: (603) 218 9404