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Meeting #589 Agenda for August 23, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • John finished plumbing up the paint shaker at Lenox paint room
  • Member had student work on national programming program.
  • Mike T made a parametrically modeled funnel. He then 3D printed it for watering his plants
  • Carl S made a bunch of pots from marbled clay. His goal is to make a complete set of pots.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan J: Marshal fixed the TIG welder
    • Preston built a foot pedal to open the door
    • Mike T and Collin I and all board members
  • Carl for taking time before Fusion 360 class to get a member up to speed with switching from SolidWorks
  • Thanks to Tom K for his work on the paint room plumbing project.

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
  • Tim C: 3D printer champion
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • John: paint area champion and 3D printing co-champion
  • Faith: Craft lab co-champion and Cosplay champion
  • Bill C: Stain glass champion
  • Bill W: Metal shop champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 19
  • Second-timers: 7

Tours will be done by Carl S and 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 a intermediate class and they will make picture frames. Next week will be a beginner 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, September 9th
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 22nd and 23rd, at Discovery World.
    • 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.
  • 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 September 8th. Co-champions are Tim C and John.

Safety Note

  • If you are not in a mental state to safely operate a motor vehicle, you are not in a safe mental state to be in the Maker Space.

Helpful hint

  • A 4' x 8' sheet of plywood is sometimes difficult to handle by yourself.
  • There are 2 “easier ways” to safely cut a large sheet:
    • Use the panel saw in the CNC room at Lenox
    • Use the sliding table saw in Norwich
  • The folks in the woodshop can help you if you need it.
  • Helpful hint #2 helps the Space
    • When you pay $0.50 for a soda via PayPal, PayPal may keep the $0.50 via fees.
    • Please consider paying $5 to $10 via PayPal and work down your balance as you enjoy your beverages.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Pay your membership fee by the first day of each month.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • NA

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see Board Members Collin I and Jeff M to discuss the sign-up process.
  • Begin Tour with Carl and Bill R
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