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Meeting #565 Agenda for March 8, 2022


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
    • Adam G and Bill R put a piano hinge on the door between the back alley and the meeting room to facilitate getting larger items through the door.
    • Charlie made a glass fusion piece in the kiln. It will next be slumped into a bowl mold via the kiln.
    • Marcus completed the dust collection at Norwich
    • Jon D made a new oil burner for his steam engine
    • Mike T: radio station is back on line. New base being made for long distance antenna.
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
    • Marcus for completing the dust collection system.
    • Adam and Bill for adding piano hinge.
    • Jeff for leading the Area Champion meeting on Monday evening.
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions
      • Tim C
      • Alden H
      • Marcus S
      • Jeff M
      • Bill R
      • Mike T
      • Faith F
      • Dan J
  • Prospective New Members
    • 20 guests attended the in person meeting
    • It is the 2nd visit for 14 of the guests
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • The woodshop area champion had to change a very sharp, but bent bandsaw blade today on the large Rockwell with the 3/4“ blade.
    • The guide was too high for the piece the member cut.
    • REMEMBER to have the bottom of the guide 1/8” to 1/4“ above the piece you are cutting so the back bearing can support the blade as you cut.


    • Most regular events will begin in person with the drop in Covid cases. Please check for messages on the members only google group from the events' hosts.
    • Fusion 360: in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM.

Safety Note

  • What do you call a member that asks to be retrained on a machine?
    • A smart, safe member.
    • Not 100% sure…….ASK!

Rule and Regulation of the Week

* Before you begin to repair a machine, speak with the Area Champion.

  • It may be their machine.
  • They know the ins and outs of these machines and may save everyone time
  • We are always looking for folks to help with routine maintenance and repairs. We just want to ensure they know what they are doing.
  • The Area Champions will train you how to do maintenance and repairs correctly.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Next week's meeting is in-person at Norwich.
  • Tim C will be holding a 3D Printer repair class.
    • If interested, please post a message to the google group.
  • April 24th: WIKI Improvement Day
    • Area Champions will teach members how to effectively use the WIKI
    • The WIKI will be updated and improved by the Area Champions

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
meetingagenda/2022-03-08.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/09 01:32 by bill.r