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Meeting #560 Agenda for February 1, 2022


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
    • Julianna: working on 2 taxidermy competitions: fox and raccoon.
    • Mike T: 3D printed boomerangs. Some success, some learning's. Grandchildren got good and were catching them.
    • Dan J: Akai is working on turning a bus to an RV at Norwich.
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
    • Everyone the worked at Saturday's SID.
    • Faith and Tim for getting the SID food.
    • Mariah, Anderson, Jake, Dan, Tim, Marcus that worked to expand the craft lab.
    • Marcus for putting into power cords in craft lab.
    • Keith and Sarah worked diligently in the laser lab.
    • Many folks
    • Mike T put in new outlet for computer in the glaze lab
    • Adrian for cleaned out the east room and forge area at Lenox.
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions
      • Tim C
      • Alden H
      • Jeff M
      • Faith F
      • Bill R
      • Dan J
      • Mike T
  • Prospective New Members
    • 3 guests attended the virtual meeting
    • Julianna
    • Conrad
    • Charlie
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint comes from member Mariah R:
    • Another Crafty One. And this is a two part-er.
  • 1) If you have a rotary cutter save the old fabric blades for use on paper/illustration board/cardboard/etc. I just write “For Paper” or “Paper Only” on them in Sharpie. Even if they are too dull to reliably cute fabric they are still great to get straight cuts on paper materials!
  • 2) When using a rotary cutter on other materials you can still use quilting rulers to line everything up and cut clean straight lines. And because the blades are made to work with quilting rulers you won't end up cutting into the ruler like you might with an xacto blade.


    • Most regular events on pause due to COVID spike.
    • Fusion 360 classes continue virtually, Monday's at 7 PM.

Safety Note

  • This week's safety tip comes from member Dan L (currently in Fin Del Mundo):
    • When changing the blade on a grinder, be sure to unplug it. It will help save you from getting stitches in your hand.
    • To that end, when ever using ANY power tool (big or small), unplug it before working on it.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Space Improvement Days are held the last weekend of the month on alternating Saturday's and Sundays.
  • If you use the Space, you should participate to make the Space better.
  • If you want to join as a member, or you are a new member, you should participate as it is a great way to meet members, area champions and board members.
  • The Space only gets more awesome through active members.

Member Topics and Announcements

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
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