August 10th 2023: New woodshop, new Operations Manager

August 10th 2023: New woodshop, new Operations Manager

The new woodshop letter was originally sent on August 10th, 2023. This newsletter is an example from the time. Please excuse the formatting differences with the included pictures and footer.

The woodshop is open for business (and sheer making fun)
YES! Our woodshop is very much open and welcoming new members (who may also use our prototyping machines, of course!). Thanks particularly to the Concord Monitor for the thorough write-up and to all our members, volunteers and donors who helped make this happen. This is a more industrial space than our prior location complete with loading dock, high ceilings, and upgraded dust mitigation. The extra room has allowed us to bring in more robust equipment including
  • a full sized panel saw to make cutting sheet goods a breeze
  • a new 20″ Powermatic planer with a helical cutting head
  • a new 8″ Powermatic jointer, also with an HH

 For a full equipment list visit our website, or better yet come to an Open House. We next open our doors to the general public on August 19th from 10AM to 2PM, and our Grand Opening will be September 9th from 10AM to 4PM. Aspiring members may schedule welcome meetings and equipment certifications on a weekly, rolling basis; just email us đŸ™‚
Clockwise from top left: 1.) our open, cantilevered drum sander gets you a smoother finish in a fraction of the time! 2.) Our friends of the space and volunteers welcome you to join us! 3.) Want to go beyond your benchtop lathe? The makerspace is a great place to do that! 4.) We are more than a woodshop! One of our new members is using our Form 3 resin 3D printer to express himself (conquer the universe?)
Welcome, Paul!

Thanks to the NHCDFA, we have brought on a new manager, Paul Beaudet, to help build our capacity! He will be taking point on many fronts: welcoming new members, getting them going on our most popular equipment, and helping ensure they have a great experience making. Beyond that, Paul’s passion for education will help fuel our mission of helping people launch their businesses and venture into new disciplines, all while nurturing the tremendous feeling of community we’ve enjoyed even through the pandemic.


Paul comes to us through the Manchester Makerspace, which he helped found. He is a small business owner and software developer who has written code for his company, Makerspaces, DEKA, Meltwater, and The Com Collab. He has also taught and built classes in a formal and makerspace setting with a particular interest in fostering learning where traditional academic methods have failed. A born maker, his most recent projects include a home-brew slide-in truck camper, a solar generator, and a script that bridged a banking and budgeting app. He and his wife recently welcomed their first daughter into the world a few months ago.


We are in debt to the CDFA for selecting us as one of the 2022 L5 Capacity Building Grant recipients and obtaining funding for the first year. We are seeking partners to fund this powerful deployment of a manager in future years! If your company wants a say in where their tax dollars go, please consider purchasing tax credits from the Concord Makerspace in 2024. Your support of our staff helps us continue bringing arts and STEM into young lives and programming and community to underserved parts of the state.


The mission of Concord Makerspace is to develop a safe, fun, and collaborative environment supporting makers of all ages and skill sets coming together to teach, learn, create, explore, and prosper. We are creating a strong and sustainable organization that contributes to Concord’s regional economy and builds a more vibrant community.

Our mailing address is:
197 N. Main St. Unit #4, Boscawen NH 03303

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