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Meeting #578 Agenda for June 7, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • JP: made tillers for the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
  • Mike: made name tags with his 3D printer. Put a magnet in the middle of the badge. He also made a whistle (118 decibels)
  • Ryan: made his first cutting board
  • Carl S: full size flutag is out by the woodshop.
  • Marcus: worked on an impact driver
  • Jessie made an oreary at Carl's class

Members recognition for Awesomeness

  • Bob R and Rick P for their work on continually improving the woodshop
  • Sarah/Hapto and Ellen F for helping Cathy L with her project.
  • Bob R cut of two metal posts in our north yard to make lawn mowing easier.
  • Carl S for always saying yes to everything.
  • Those that have funded the Flutag cause
  • All those that worked at the Bay View Gallery night. Awesome members. (the list was over 40 people). THANK YOU Volunteers.
    • Over 150 people visited our wonderful space on June 3rd.
    • This is the best list of folks that helped (thank you Sarah/Hapto)
      • Hapto, Mariah and Karen for setting up and running BV gallery night
      • Bryan W: putting up the sign arrows
      • Carl and Monica: guided tours and did ceramics demo
      • Tim, , Faith, Kathy H, Linda and Karen for setting up the craft lab and helping show off the displays
      • Jessye and Ye: foods and volunteer room set up
      • Mike T: tour guide
      • Karen: setting up historical display
      • Mariah: vendor coordinator
      • D: post card design
      • Elizabeth and Pete P: postcard editing
      • Kyle: sign board construction
      • Matt: fluid painting demo
      • Kathy: four feric demo
      • John H: bringing out the Daleks
      • Tom : 3D printing demo
      • Mark R: sand table and lights
      • Jules: 3D printing demo
      • Tim C: 3D printer area guide
      • Anderson and Linda for embroidery demo
      • D, BUN, Karen and Mariah: shirt printing
      • Elenor: manning the gate and corralling tours
      • Brown Dog Gadgets for postcard printing donation
      • Dan J: forge demo and sign maker
      • Michael H: Laser demo
      • Callie: tour guide
      • Jeff M: sharing his amazing pottery
      • Vendors: Karen P, Tiffiny M, Raymond C, Doug L and Istar.
      • Next BVGTN is September 30th.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President
  • Colin: Treasurer
  • Hapto: laser lab champion
  • Dan J: blacksmith, manages the Norwich building, Asst Treasurer
  • Mike T: BOD, Facilities Director and ham radio area champion
  • Bill W: metal shop
  • Bill R: BOD, woodshop training
  • Charlie: glass fusion champion
  • Marcus: BOD, Area champion for Electronics, Machine shop, 100 watt laser cutter,
  • Faith: Cosplay champion and Craft co-champion
  • Carl: BOD and Ceramics co-champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

7 total guests 1 second-timers


  • Fusion 360: in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl S. Also streamed on line and saved for future viewing on YouTube
  • Ceramics and Cerveza: Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff M
  • Forge Friday: Friday 6 p.m., led by Dan J.
  • Arduino class: Watch for new class starting in June. Led by Jon D
  • “Leap of Faith” Flugtag: Wed., 7 p.m. at Norwich, led by Carl S.
    • 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
    • Stop by and see their progress next to the woodshop.
  • Thursdays at Lenox Initial Woodshop Training 6 to 8 pm led by Bob R & Bill R, will be initial wood shop training, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16th at LENOX
  • Board game night second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 (Kathy L.) Next game is Friday June 10th.
  • Space Improvement Day scheduled for June 26th from 1 to 4 PM.
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 21st to 23rd

Safety Note

  • Don't wear jewelry while using equipment
    • No one wants to untangle you from a machine, the paperwork alone is headache-inducing
  • Less-serious safety note: Check the structural integrity of the chair you're about to sit down into before throwing all your weight down onto it. The Space got a heck of a deal on these chairs.

Helpful hint

  • This week's helpful hint comes from the 50th Anniversary issue of MAKE magazine
    • When you make a mistake on a project, take the time to figure out how to fix or hide your mistake.
    • It is so much easier than starting over and more rewarding than just walking away from a project.
    • Remember: you are a MAKER

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Before you operate any power tool in the LENOX woodshop, turn on the dust collection system for that tool. Not sure which dust collection to use….ASK.
  • Jeff Mann (President and Ceramics Area Champion) says DUST is the #1 hazard in the woodshop/all of MakerSpace.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Woodshop training this Thursday at LENOX from 6 to 8 PM.
  • Mike T: St Frances Police are putting on a bike rodeo this Sunday, June 12th; please volunteer if you can between 8:30 and 11. Reach out to Mike T.
  • Fire Marshall requested less use of extension cords.

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 Bill R
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