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Meeting #587 Agenda for August 9, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J: welded 2 pipes together so well that the welds did not break, but the pipe did.
  • Made her first project at Dan's forge class – a hook
  • Carl: made a commemorative plaque for their FLUTAG plane, which now resides in the Milwaukee dump.
  • Mike T: got 2 fob readers for signing in new members.
  • Sarah/Hapto: making a jacket for a member going to Burning Man

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Carl thanked Kim C for helping with the new member video and Faith F for working on the tri-fold brochure
  • David fixed the rug in the craft lab.
  • Colin thanked Hapto for training him on the lasers
  • Dan J for training a member on the forge.
  • Dan J for helping Sarah fix the laser.
  • Chris S held an awesome Lampworking class last Saturday.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Carl: BOD/Communications & ceramics co-champion
  • 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
  • John: paint area champion and 3D printing co-champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 9
  • Second-timers: 2

Tours will be done by Bill R


  • 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 an intermediate class for those that have already completed the introductory class.
  • 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 in the 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.

Safety Note

  • Do not leave the laser cutters unattended while in operation!

Helpful hint

  • Speed square tip: Marking Angles
    • Swing the square until you read the desired angle on the board’s edge, and make your mark.
    • A 33-1/2 degree angle is being marked in the photo below.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Guests can help you with projects, as long as they do not use power tools.
    • Be sure to have them sign the liability waiver/guest book when they enter Lenox or Norwich.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • John: after every member meeting at Lenox, he will teach folks how to use the new spray gun in the paint room.

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see Board Members Mike T and Colin I to discuss the sign-up process.
  • Begin Tour
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