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Meeting #575 Agenda for May 17, 2022


Marcus calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

* Jon D. and Mike T. Flugtag prototype, Go Fund Me. Dan, corkscrew, Mike T. magnetic name tag

Members recognition for Awesomeness

* Rick: Marcus for picking up dust collector; John for shop work, Kyle for mallet. Hapto, to all 25 people who did art for space.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

Guest & New Member Introductions

9 guests, 5 second-timers Jesse, Larry, Sean, Yvonne, Jesse, Terry, Wayne, Victor


  • Alden elected member at large


  • Fusion 360: in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl
  • Ceramics and Cerveza, Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff
  • Forge Friday, Friday 6 p.m., led by Dan. This Friday is an intermediate class making cork screws.
  • Sewing Basics, Monday May 16th, Craft Lab, led by Faith
  • Arduino class, Thursday, May 18. Watch “abridged summary” email for new class starting in June.
  • Flugtag, Wed., 7 p.m. at Norwich, led by Carl.
    • We got a sweet box with Redbull swag for the space.
    • Check out
    • Join us on build night every Wednesday or share the link with your friends and family and help us raise money for materials
  • Thursdays at Lenox Initial Woodshop Training 6 to 8 pm led by Bob R, will be initial wood shop training, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board meeting rescheduled for May 26th, Norwich.
  • Bay View Gallery Night June, sign-ups coming out soon. (Hapto)
  • Board game night second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 (Kathy L.)
  • Saturday the 14th at 7pm, Dan J will hold a game of Mafia/Werewolf at Norwich.

Safety Note

  • In the woodshop, always check to ensure you have enough in-feed and out-feed space before
    • jointing,
    • cutting using the table saw or band saw
    • and planing wood

Helpful hint

  • Like most things, drill chucks wear out with use. Specifically the SHANK (what holds the bit in place) can get worn down. The chuck will no longer hold smaller bits and will continue to “hollow out”.

If we know they need repair, a repair kit can be installed. Here is an example of a chuck needing repair

Here is one that was recently repaired

If you are young and flexible, check the chuck by looking at it. If you are older and inflexible, check it using a mirror. Post on the board the specific drill/chuck that requires repair.

To slow down the wear and tear of the shanks in the drill chuck:

  1. Always clean off the drill bit before you place it in the chuck, remove any dirt, grease, etc.
  2. If there are burrs on the drill bit, please file these off.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • we are a do-acracy
  • work is done by those building our maker community.
  • Trying to find a good place to help/start to volunteer?
    • Mow the grass at Lenox.
      • Mower and battery are by the back door.
    • Empty 2 or 3 garbage cans when you visit.
    • ASK an area champion or board member for a project (there are plenty to go around)

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Woodshop training on Thursday, May 19th from 6 to 8 at LENOX.

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 by Carl and Karen
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