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Meeting #535 Agenda for August 3, 2021


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Membership Sign-ups
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's Helpful Hint is from a number of active members:
    • Screws were invented by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. And they still frustrate us
    • If the hole you are putting a screw back into to, is too large:
      • Carl S says to cut off a zip tie and stick it in the hole, then cut any zip tie hanging out after you put in the screw
      • Rick the Handsome Landscaper suggests rolling up a piece of paper and putting it in the hole. To quote Rick “you always have paper”.
      • Bob R suggests putting a toothpick in the hole.
  • Additional screw tips:
    • Need to get the screw to go in easier: put soap on the threads
    • Need a screw to never come out: put glue on the threads


  • Maker Fair scheduled for September 24-26. The MMS level of involvement is TBD. Fair being hosted by MSOE
    • CALL TO MEMBERS: A link has been shared with members if you would like to display a project or sell your wares at the Faire,
    • Please sign up to volunteer! Members also received that link.
    • Tim C will send out an email for members to vote on the 2021 budget.
  • Thursday, August 19th: Board of Directors meeting will be held at 7 PM at our Lenox building. All MMS members are invited to participate.

Safety Note

  • This safety note is from Bob R: wear shoes in the shop. Steel toed shoes are even better. To quote Bob “I have seen some nasty injuries on the shop floor where I worked when something gets dropped”.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Tools at the space were donated or are someone's personal property. Use with care; as if it is your own.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Carl S: FUSION 360 classes are now held at NORWICH (moving from Lenox) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Milwaukee MakerSpace is coordinating with the Veterans Administration to give veterans a tour of our facilities and discuss how the MakerSpace works as a maker community on the afternoon of Thursday, August 19th.

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

  • Jeff M finished 2 new aluminum pottery wheels.
  • Dan J and Marcus: all utilities are plumbed up to laser cutters
  • Scott: morse code connections at HAM radio

Guest Introductions

  • 3 new guests attended the meeting.
  • Tim C gave the tour.
  • No new members signed up

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Alicia: getting rid of the gnats at Norwich
  • Jake: picked up fridge for dry storage for 3D printing
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