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Meeting #548 Agenda for November 2, 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

Helpful Hint

  • The vertical band saws in the metal shop and wood shop have an adjustable guidepost with the blade guard.
    • The bottom of the guidepost should be placed ~1/8“ to 1/4” above the piece you are cutting
    • This will allow the blade to run against the bearings/bushings as you feed the piece you are cutting.
    • If the guidepost is too high, there is a greater chance the blade will bend or break.


  • Zelda Pottery Day: Nov 5th at 7PM.
    • Make new 12“ x 12” pavers using old pottery pieces.

Safety Note

  • Take Regular Breaks - Many work-related injuries and illnesses occur because a worker is tired, burned out and not alert to their surroundings. Taking regular breaks helps you stay fresh on the job.
  • One trick to staying alert is to schedule the most difficult tasks when your concentration is best, like first thing in the morning.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • From the member handbook: Due to city permitting issues, extended maintenance cannot be performed on gas vehicles. (Electric is fine).

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..

  • 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

  • Tim C: showed his Mandalorian costume he made with his friends (including Faith)
  • Dan L: restoration work on his Alpha. Help from Dan J, Kathy H, Marcus
    • Also made a cool fire pit from pipe to match a friends logo.
  • Kathy H: put art paper on a friends photo album to make a journal
  • Faith F: started on her suit of armor. Starting with her helmet
  • Carl S: made growing
  • Anderson: Medical images that can be used for 3D printing
  • Made a box that makes random noises
  • Lincoln: made 2 beautiful, large, cutting boards
  • Karen P: restored a Levi jacket
  • Mike T: raspberry pi project working, expanding use of sourdough (bagette and pizza dough)

Guest introductions

  • 8 guests
  • Tim C and Bill R gave the tours
  • No new members signed up as meeting at Lenox for 2 consecutive weeks


  • Adam took 3 D printing, then improved the 3D printing lab
  • Thanks to all the folks that set up and cleaned for the Maker Faire wrap party. Especially Faith and Hapto
  • Tom Gondek loaned 20“ planner to the space.
  • Carl made glaze holders for ceramics area
  • Jeff for making holders in the ceramics area
  • Marcus replaced the air compressor
  • All the folks that worked at SID.
  • Hapto for coordinating the food.
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