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Meeting #586 Agenda for August 2, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Bill R painted MakerSpace logo on the floor at Norwich in to delineate public/MS areas from the private/member rented areas.
  • JP making tillers for sailboats for the Sailing Center
  • Jon D made a roof top carrier for his Subaru
  • Anderson is making a quilt for friend's wedding
  • John made a wood fire poker with coal forge and 3D printing Mandalorian armor.
  • Lincoln made cooking utensils from hardwoods
  • Mike worked on height gauges for the Laser lab
  • Dan J taught people how to make a fire poker at Forge Friday's

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Bob R, Shelly, Jim, JP, Harvey, and Bill R for their work on the landscaping at Lenox
  • Thanks to everyone that came to SID
  • John Klein, Jackson, and Arnold moved the lockers out of the meeting room.
  • Mike and Jackson for working in the paint room.
  • Jessie and Collin for helping to build the tillers
  • Carl for Fusion 360
  • Mike T for printing out a wrench for a member
  • Jake B for holding the welding class on Saturday after SID

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Carl: BOD/Communications
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and HAM Radio
  • Dan J: Asst Treasurer, Forge area champion, manages the Norwich building
  • Alden H: BOD
  • Colin: Treasurer
  • Tim C: 3D printer champion
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 6
  • Second-timers: 1

Tours will be done by Jon D


  • 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. This week is a beginner class making coat hooks.
  • Thursdays at Lenox Initial Woodshop Orientation 6 to 8 pm led by Bob R & Bill R, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board game night: second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 at NORWICH (Kathy L.) Next game night is Friday, August 12th
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 21st to 23rd, State Fair Park.
    • Call for Makers is OPEN.
  • Sunday, August 28th is Space Improvement Day from 1 to 4 PM; food provided after clean up. No making from 12 noon to 5 PM.
  • Sunday August 14th is WIKI improvement day at LENOX from 12 noon to 3 PM. Food will be provided.
  • Starting Thursday, July 28th Mike T is holding HAM Radio class for your Technician license. Class will be held at NORIWCH every Thursday at 7 PM.
  • Next Board of Directors meeting is August 18th at 7 PM at our Lenox facility Craft Lab Area. This meeting is open for to all members to participate.
  • Stained glass class 7:30 every Tuesday after the member meeting. Stained glass class will be held at Lenox.
  • 2nd Thursday of the every month will be 3D printing training at LENOX meeting room at 7 PM. Next class is August 11th. Co-champions are Tim C and John.
  • This Saturday is a lampworking demo at Norwich from 12 noon to 5 PM by Chris Saunders

Safety Note

  • From Dan J, our Forge Area Champion: In the Forge Area, assume everything is HOT!
  • A message that also works in the Welding Area (Jake B Area Champion)

Helpful hint

  • Have trouble cutting a straight cross cut line with a circular saw?
  • A speed square is an option

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • BEFORE joining you MUST watch the 20 minute new member video on the WIKI
  • AFTER joining you should read the Member Handbook and the By-Laws on the WIKI
  • The answers to most of your questions on in these 3 key resources.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • John: class after meeting on operating the spray gun in the paint room
  • If you shared a project tonight, see Sarah to get a photo for Instagram post.

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see Board Members Carl S and Bill R to discuss the sign-up process.
  • Begin Tour by Jon D
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