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Meeting #532 Agenda for July 13, 2021


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Membership Sign-ups
    • Bill will be doing signups
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Please hold your applause so we can keep this thing rolling
    • Markus will be doing tours
    • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint is from Harvey Matyas:
    • It takes a village to keep the markers space clean and safe. Whenever you complete your project/visit and begin to clean up after yourself, always think PLUS ONE.
    • If you are going to empty one garbage can, empty two.
    • If you are going to clean up welding bench, take a little extra time and clean up the other bench in the welding area.


  • Board meeting on Thursday, July 15th at 7 PM. All members invited to participate.
  • Saturday, July 17th is the Mandolorian gathering at the Norwich from ~10 AM to ~6PM
  • Next Space Improvement Day: Sunday, July 25th from 1 PM to 4 PM.
    • NO making noon to 5 PM.
  • Maker Fair scheduled for September 24-26. The MMS level of involvement is TBD. Fair being hosted by MSOE
    • CALL TO MEMBERS: If you would to display a project or sell your wares, please sign up on line.

Safety Note

  • AVOID kick back with the table saw, never use the gauge and the fence at the same time. Choose one or the other. Use hold down and push sticks. BIG board, get help.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Milwaukee has alternate-side parking overnight. As a favor to our neighbors at the LENOX building, please park on the SAME side of the street as the Makerspace on EVEN days, and on the OPPOSITE side of the street on ODD days. This leaves the overnight spaces open for people who live here (otherwise they have to move their cars after we leave).

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Carl S: FUSION 360 classes will be held at NORWICH (moving from Lenox) beginning Monday, July 19th at 7 PM. Classes can be attended in person, or virtually (Carl will send you the link). Thank you Carl.
    • Member meetings on even numbered days will be held at Lenox
    • Member meetings on odd numbered days will be held at Norwich
    • This will allow for new members to tour each building and attend member meetings on consecutive weeks.
  • CERAMICS AND CERVEZAS every Wednesday.
    • The goal being to rebuild our ceramics community.
    • BYOB and enjoy.
    • They had 6 attendees the first week
  • No heavy equipment in the newly paved parking lot for the next few months as the asphalt hardens. Pls reach out to Tom G, Dan J, Jake B or Rudy if you need to use a fork lift outside the building to load/unload. Do NOT attempt to use the fork lift outside the Norwich building.
  • Carl S started a new Fusion 360 class on Monday June 21st. It is a hybrid class (on-line and in person at Lenox). They are designing a power wheels car. You can join any time.
  • Tom G shared there are paper printers (no, not 3D printers) available for members for a $30 donation to the Space. See Tom G. Printers are at Norwich, just west of the metal shop.

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests
  • Begin Tour

What Did We Talk About

Project Updates

  • Jake B finished an anvil stand (dark blue) for sheet metal ONLY. Do NOT use for forge work.
  • Carl S completed a glaze firing this week. His bowls turned out perfect.
  • Dan J made really cool tongs from a metal sway bar that was left in the forge area.
  • Marcus made a picnic table for Norwich. He also got the gas grill functioning.
  • Mike T and Scott built and installed a new antenna for the Ham Radio group. Mike shared: “We are talking with the world again”.
  • John: Build a cool shelf wooden for his canoe to place his lunch, glasses and other stuff.

Guest Introductions

  • 8 guests attended the meeting.
  • Marcus gave the tour.
  • Alden and Bill signed up 3 new members

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Alden for taking and posting the minutes from the July 6th meeting. A definite upgrade.
  • Marcus S, Dan G, Bill R for working with a group from Young Enterprise Society to build a picnic table and 2 benches for an orchard they are care taking.
  • Sara/Hapto: reworked the tall storage hack rack. Excellent new signage.
  • Marcus: found, and won at auction a Delta MIC welder (450 amp) for the welding area.
  • Marcus S and Jeff M: powder coated the pottery wheels.
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