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Meeting #544 Agenda for October 5, 2021


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

Board of Directors Fall Elections

  • Member-at-Large position:
    • Marcus Schneider nominated, seconded, accepted at last week's member meeting.
    • There were no additional nominations in the following week; Marcus will continue to be a Member at Large.

Helpful Hint

  • Last week's tip was: Doing multiple “same-size” cuts on the table saw (e.g. cutting 50 matching plaques). Use the Rocklear sled with a stopper block and a hold down. This will give you the same size piece, time after time.
  • This week BOD member Alden Hoot recommends:
    • Bevel the bottom edge of that block of wood so the sawdust does NOT collect in a corner you can't easily clean, which can alter your measurement.
    • Alden also recommends reading “Laser Etching Metal: What to Know to Get Started” on
      • Too much info to unpack here, but an excellent article to get you started.


  • Next Board meeting is October 21st at 7 PM at the Norwich building in Bay View.
  • Maker Faire Wrap Party: at Norwich building, on October 23rd from 6 PM to midnight.
    • It is a costume party
  • Next Space Improvement Day: Saturday, October 30th from 1 to 4 PM.

Safety Note

  • Make sure your car is locked at both locations. Even if you are walking away for 5 minutes.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • No forge work at Lenox facility after 9 PM.
  • At Norwich: Forge away 24/7

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.

  • These classes are now being recorded and are available for viewing on You Tube. Carl will send you the link.

* 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.

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

  • Built a star dream catcher
  • Sparky: brought in fly eating plants (sun dos) to help control the fly population
    • Brought in his sour dough starter to share with members. Starter dates back to 1847 Oregon wagon train.
  • Karen: making cat nip toys for the upcoming holidays
  • Building a modular key board on 3D printer. Would like to include metal moving forward.
  • Anderson: working on a piece of art work and is looking for feedback after the meeting.
  • Scott: python program to practice Morris code.

Guest introductions

  • 17 guests
  • Tim C and Dan J gave the tours
  • Tim, Alden and Bill signed up new members


  • Space improvement day volunteers. 3/4 of wish list completed.
  • Dan J and Jake B for training folks on the fork lift.
  • Mike T for sharing his electric expertise with members during SID
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