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Meeting #561 Agenda for February 8, 2022


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
    • Marcus: dust collector progress continues with connections to select machines.
    • Dan J: new vice in welding area and ran gas lines for neon area; repair part for coal forge.
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
    • Marcus: dust collector
    • Jeff: new member ceramic training and sign ups
    • Alden: Dan J and Bill R and Alden for assisting grad student on her project
    • Marcus: Carl has been helping build the dust collector
    • Adrian: excellent work in Lenox - east room and forge area
    • Jeff for calling the area champion meeting last night
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions
      • Tim C
      • Jeff M
      • Alden H
      • Marcus S
      • Dan J
      • Kathy H
      • Hapto/Sarah
      • Mike T
  • Prospective New Members
    • guests attended the virtual meeting
    • Margaret
    • Jonathan
    • Eli
    • Isabella
    • Josh
    • Casey
    • Lindsey
    • Megan
    • Chris
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint comes from Steve Hobley ( in MAKE magazine
    • Learn how to use a CAD program: I have solved so many problems within a CAD program that, when it comes time for the actual build, I can pretty much sail through it. If you draw everything to scale, you can estimate materials properly, move pieces around, link entities, and test the mechanics — all from the comfort of your armchair/bed/bath. Saves you so much time in the long run and “additional” trips to the hardware store.


    • Most regular events on pause due to COVID spike.
    • Fusion 360 classes continue virtually, Monday's at 7 PM.
    • Board of Director Meeting, Thursday, February 17th at 7 PM. (may be virtual)

Safety Note

  • This week's safety tip comes from member Jon D (the guy making the cool steam machine):
    • If you're drilling sheet metal, always clamp the work piece to the table of the drill press (or the surface, if you're using a hand drill.) Otherwise, at the moment the bit goes through it will grab the piece and spin it, and it will put a gash in your hand. Also, be neat like me and wipe up all the blood after you stanch the bleeding. (DOoh!)

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If it is a power tool or has a gas line, you need to be trained on it and be signed off before you can use it.
  • Please remember, most of the machines in our shops are owned by members and are on loan to the Space.
  • You may have used a table saw before, but there are differences. Please be trained before using someone else's tools.

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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