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New Hampshire and New England Woodworkers

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posted 1700 days ago

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#1 posted 1700 days ago

Hi Sky! Chip here in Manchester, CONNECTICUT. Yes, there is another Manchester that is not in New Hampshire! LOL.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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F Dudak

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#2 posted 1700 days ago


I’m a little envious. Wish I lived that close to my favorite playground. Just take yourself over to 44 Timberswamp Rd. in Hampton,NH. Go visit with the crazy Windsor Chair makers at the Institute. A word for the wise; don’t spend any time talking about Shaker chairs or you may be beheaded!
Live Free or Die!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#3 posted 1699 days ago

yeah, man. I’m in Providence, RI. I’m always looking to network with other woodworkers. Being pretty green to this level of woodworking, I feel it’s extremely important to have knowledgeable people, who are also in the field, around.

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#4 posted 1699 days ago

I’m on Cape Cod. We had a great New England get together last summer.
Hopefully, we can do it again.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 1699 days ago

Hey Barry! When you gonna’ take this ol’ fellow nutmegger on a trip with you? :) :) Maybe then you can change your picture to ME hanging off the front end. LOLOL.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#6 posted 1699 days ago

LOL!! Ok, I’m all ears! ;)

That’s quite a hike for you though. Be safe my friend.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#7 posted 1699 days ago

Hey Sky,

I’m in North Londonderry just ear shot from the Manchester Airport. I lived a few years in the Portsmouth area and loved it. Born and raised in Berlin.

-- Edwood -

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#8 posted 1699 days ago

Hello Sky,

I’m in Georgetown, MA 1/2 hour south of Portsmouth.

-- Mark,

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#9 posted 1699 days ago

Winchester, MA here. as mentioned, we had a get together in Lexington, MA just a few months ago, and will probably have more of those coming up this year. Welcome to Lumberjocks! always nice to see another new englander around.

Hey Barry, are you flying commercial? or private? any skydiving related flights? (sorry for the hijack)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 1699 days ago

Ed Wood…Andy Mack, Mathew Thorton, Lancer’s Are you really from North Londonderry?

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#11 posted 1699 days ago

In 1642, my 9th great-grandfather Andrew Ward and my 11th great-grandfather Richard Law contributed (with about 40 other people) to the purchase of a tract of land 7 miles wide and 10 miles long that they would name Stamford, Connecticut. Does that make me a New Englander?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 1699 days ago

I live on the western side of the state in Keene. There was a New England get together that Purplev put together… I’m not aware of anything else in the works.

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#13 posted 1699 days ago

Langski: PoorBoys, The Yard, North School.. indeed

-- Edwood -

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#14 posted 1697 days ago

Hi Sky,

About 28 Miles North of you in Wells, Maine.. love to get a network with other woodworkers going.


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#15 posted 1696 days ago

i live in Westfield Ma. just west of Springfield Ma. (very original names, eh?)

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#16 posted 1696 days ago

Metrowest Boston.

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#17 posted 1695 days ago

Nashua is my home town.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#18 posted 1695 days ago

I live on Cape Cod and work in Plymouth MA it is nice here in the off season as long as there not working on one of the bridge’s

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#19 posted 1694 days ago

Hi all, I’m from Western Ma. Southampton to be exact.


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#20 posted 1694 days ago

Another Western MA LJ checking in. I’m in Deerfield.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#21 posted 1668 days ago

I am located in Hollis, ME just under a hour from Portsmouth.

-- Brandon, Maine,

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#22 posted 1668 days ago

Hi all. I just encountered this post. I’m a rookie in Chelmsford, MA. Two towns south of Nashua.

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#23 posted 1668 days ago

Acton Maine here. 1.5 hrs from Manchester. In the southern Tip of Maine very near Rochester and Portsmouth. I went to the Lexington MA meeting mentioned by Purplev above. I’m putting a watch on this post to see if there are any other locals.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#24 posted 1668 days ago

im in lebanon nh.

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#25 posted 1668 days ago

I’m in Plymouth, MA

-- Sunrunner34

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#26 posted 1668 days ago

Mechanic Falls, Maine here. I spend the days making sawdust.

-- Hvroberts, Up North In Maine

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#27 posted 1668 days ago

Worcester,MA…well just a little North.

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#28 posted 1667 days ago

Hello all,
I’m in Bristol, RI. I’d love to find someone to share ideas and other woodwoking projects with.
So, email me!
Paul :)

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#29 posted 1667 days ago

Born & raised in Nashua, NH. Now 30 years later still in Sydney, Australia.
When it rains in the wintertime you don’t have to shovel it !!
80 degrees & sunny today. Eat your hearts out.


-- I was married by a judge.....I should have asked for a Jury

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#30 posted 1667 days ago

Well I know this is not much, I AM THE 7th son of a 7th son…just kidding… but my deceased Father’s side of the family is from Newburyport, Mass (youngest of 8) and my Great Grandpa was from Salem, worked in the leather factories there…They all played guitar and spoke French and English….I remember fried clams on Hampton Beach, Hot chicks from York , Maine.. and “blank” shriveling cold water…(Damn I miss them clams and ketchup and ya know going to the beach and warming up the York girls a lil bit..ya know ne’er mind

I want to go to Australia….;9..SOS

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#31 posted 1666 days ago

Hey… I’m in Andover MA just south of New Hampshire.

-- Ryno

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#32 posted 1666 days ago

looks like we have a few in western mass, count me in too!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#33 posted 1665 days ago

Hi Sky and others! I am in East Providence, RI and just saw this post today. As Purplev and others have mentioned, there was a NE get-together in Lexington, MA in 2009, graciously arranged by Purplev. I contacted him and told him I wanted to be involved in the organization of a get-together this year and that I have some thoughts/ideas for locations, etc. To my thinking, we should hold off to Spring/Summer to avoid bad weather (including driving conditions) which could result in postponement or cancellation. If it is truly to be a New England gathering, it seems to me that the Boston vicinity would be an appropriate area to meet.
Do you think we should try to further breakdown a meeting(s) to regions within NE or just do our best to make it to whatever location is arrived at? For example, it is about 57 miles to Boston from RI for me. But if someone lives in Caribou, ME, that’s another story. Maybe folks from ME, NH and VT would prefer some central location for them while western MA and eastern MA could find a central location and CT and RI could get together. What do you folks think?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#34 posted 1665 days ago

“But if someone lives in Caribou, ME, that’s another story.”

I don’t want to speak for all of Maine and someone from Caribou might hate me for this but 80% of the Maine population is in South/central maine. So we’d probably be pretty good with the Boston area.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#35 posted 1665 days ago

I live in New Hampshire, although I don’t know of any local gatherings. If there is one I’d probably go.

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#36 posted 1665 days ago

Shelton CT>Ancestors landed in plymouth on the mayflower,I guess that makes me a yankee.


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#37 posted 1652 days ago

Columbia, NH here (20 minutes from Quebec) where it’s -8 this morning, and the heater didn’t fire up during the night, but fortunately I did stuff the wood stove before bedtime.

My wife and I are going to look at Virginia as a possible roosting spot. We’re planning to tour the state at the latter part of March.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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#38 posted 1643 days ago

Hi All, I just posted a call for all New England jocks to get together: “2010 Meeting” I hope many of you will attend.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#39 posted 1606 days ago

Concord, NH (actually Loudon – Home of New Hampshire Motor Speedway).

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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