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Claremont Maker Space

Josh Bushueff came to our September meeting to give us an update on the Claremont maker space project. They have a beautiful old building with high ceilings and lots of natural light. They plan to have a full wood shop as well as a metal working area, fabric arts, electronics, classroom and office space, as well as some studio space for lease. The business model is that of a fitness club with different levels of monthly membership.

For more information, contact Josh –email:



Lathe for Sale

J.G. Blount Wood Lathe – $500

A substantial cast iron lathe, built between 1900 and 1905. Bronze bearings. 14 inch swing. Included is an oil filled 4-speed Atlas gear box, 2 face plates for inboard and outboard turning, drive center, live center, MT3 extension to MT2, several banjos, tool rests. This is a heavy lathe that won’t walk with an unbalanced load. Exceptional restoration project or use as is. (Motor and chuck not included.) Lathe is currently disassembled and ready to move.

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Contact David McWilliams (802) 765-4076

Remembering Bob Katz

It is with great fondness that we remember Bob Katz, one of our most active members, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his home in Grantham.

Mike Heneghan wrote:

It’s very sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He was the first woodturner I met when moving to NH. He told me all about the Granite State Woodturners and our club.

Bob had so much energy and was always trying something different to improve his turning art. Bob was one of the founders and 1st president if the Upper Valley Woodturners. He will be missed by everyone.

Recently, Bob demonstrated a painted rim technique using moon paint. That video is available here. 

The UVW club will be sending a memorial contribution in Bob’s name to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund, PO box 1192, Grantham, NH 03753.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Display

Thanks to Syd, we now have a display in the rotunda of the hospital from now until late December. Stop by if you have a chance and see these works of art. It is a truly beautiful display of a wide variety of wood turning art. As the organizer commented, “these works are much more than the usual woodturning.” In fact, I don’t think there is a single simple bowl in the display. Lots of carving, piercing, coloring, natural edges,  burls, and other unique pieces. Take a moment to explore the five other art exhibits around the hospital. Lots of great work by local artists in photography, oils, watercolor, as well as our woodturning. There is also a spectacular life-sized moose sculpture made of driftwood.