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Meeting #579 Agenda for June 14, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • John: building 3D printer: printed a large screw and nut.
  • Member working on epoxying a large slab of wood for his desk.
  • Member knitted wool socks
  • Steffan made a wooden phone charger
  • Sarah/Hapto: made a laser cut lamp of acrylic (circles glued together) and made an awesome shadow box

Members recognition for Awesomeness

  • Colin and Mike T volunteered at the St Frances bike rodeo
  • Shawn made stencils for Rick P
  • Mike T fixed electrical issue

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Rick P: woodshop area champion
  • 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
  • Kathy H: Craft co-champion
  • Carl: BOD and Ceramics co-champion
  • John: paint room champion
  • Rick B: metal finishing and power wheels
  • Charlie: glass fusing

Guest & New Member Introductions

* 10 total guests * 5 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.
    • Join us on build night every Wednesday at 7 PM.
    • 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 July 15th.
  • Space Improvement Day scheduled for June 26th from 1 to 4 PM.
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 21st to 23rd

Safety Note

  • Ladder safety has its ups and downs.
  • When on a ladder, never step back to admire your work.

Helpful hint

  • This week's Helpful Hint is from a number of active members:
    • Screws were invented by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. And they still frustrate us
    • If the hole you are putting a screw back into to, is too large:
      • Carl S says to cut off a zip tie and stick it in the hole, then cut any zip tie hanging out after you put in the screw
      • Rick the Handsome Landscaper suggests rolling up a piece of paper and putting it in the hole. To quote Rick “you always have paper”.
      • Bob R suggests putting a toothpick in the hole.
  • Additional screw tips:
    • Need to get the screw to go in easier: put soap on the threads
    • Need a screw to never come out: put glue on the threads

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • From the Shop Rules and Safety section of the member handbook:
    • You must be checked out on every power tool / machine at the Makerspace prior to using it. To be checked out on a machine, see an area trainer, the area champion, or the owner of the machine. One of these members must train you on the equipment before you can use it.
    • There are NO exceptions. Just because you used a lathe, doesn't mean you know how to use a specific lathe at the Space.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Woodshop training this Thursday at LENOX from 6 to 8 PM.
  • Fire Marshall mandates extension cords are to be used temporarily and should be removed when short term task is completed. Need something wired/long term, speak to Dan J or Tom G.
  • The week of July 10th an Eagle Scout candidate, Jack, is making a gaga ball pit for a local school. The plan is to build it at the MakerSpace. He is looking for volunteers.

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 Dan J
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