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Meeting #576 Agenda for May 24, 2022


* Carl calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

  • Kathy H: Made a Sea wreath
  • Dan J: made his first axe….and it works
  • John built a large 3D printer
  • Faith F: made a cutting table in the craft lab using MMS fabric she made.
  • Faith also made a fairy costume
  • JP: Made 12 tillers for the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
  • Karen: made cat toys

Members recognition for Awesomeness

  • Faith: recognized Tim and Jake for helping to make the craftlab table
  • Karen: a member put on new door handles on the SE door.
  • Dan thanked John for following the rules. He called Dan to reset the breakers in the craft lab
  • Hapto held a party last week.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Faith: co play
  • Colin: treasurer
  • Hapto: laser lab
  • Dan: blacksmith
  • Mike: BOD and ham radio
  • Alden: BOD
  • Rick: woodshop
  • Bill: metal shop
  • Bill: BOD
  • Bobby: stained glass
  • Kathy H: Craft lab
  • Carl: BOD and ceramics

Guest & New Member Introductions

10 guests, 4 second-timers


  • 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

  • Younger members: are you tired of having to repeat yourself to some of our senior members? Then wear ear protection to save your hearing.

Hearing loss can occur when exposed to 85 decibels of noise averaged over 8 hours. Let’s put this in perspective. Normal conversations typically occur at 60 decibels, well below the hearing loss threshold. For every 3 decibel increase past 85 decibels, hearing loss can occur in half the amount of time. So it only takes 4 hours of exposure to 88 decibels for hearing loss to occur, and 2 hours of exposure to 91 decibels. Once noise levels exceed 100 decibels, a person can suffer hearing damage in as little as 15 minutes.

  • The louder the noise, the faster hearing loss occurs.
  • Where do the tools at the Space fit into this picture?
    • Air compressors from 3 feet away register 92 decibels, which would take less than 2 hours to cause hearing loss
    • Powered drills register 98 decibels, which would cause damage after 30 minutes
    • Typical factories often register at 100 decibels – that’s 15 minutes of exposure
    • Powered saws can reach 110 decibels from 3 feet away, which could cause permanent hearing loss in under 2 minutes
    • Hearing protection is a choice…….the facts are the facts.

Helpful hint

  • Vacuum filters can be messy to clean. The #1 shop tip on the internet is: Use a leaf blower to clean out your vacuum filter. You can stand further back with a leaf blower than when using an air hose which helps keep your lungs and clothes a bit cleaner. Just make sure you anchor the filter so you don't have to go to the McDonald's drive through line to retrieve the filter from under a car over at our Lenox facility.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If you see something, say something or else nothing can be done about it

Member Topics and Announcements

  • New tool in the Lenox woodshop. A “new” 14“ Delta bandsaw. No additional training required. Attach a shop vac for dust collection
  • Mike T: St Frances Police are putting on a bike rodeo on June…; please volunteer if you can between 8:30 and 11.

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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