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Meeting #590 Agenda for August 30, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J made a trivets at last Forge Friday
  • Mike T is 3D printing a Star Wars death star bird house.
  • John H finished casting an engagement ring for a friend of Jake B
  • Steffan did his first weld he can not break with his bare hands

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Sarah thanked folks for overhauling the laser lab.
  • Faith had a bunch of folks help lay the new floor in the Craft Lab
  • 8 people cleaned up the 2 woodshops
  • Cecil made Kathy H zuchini bread
  • Jake B taught folks welding
  • Thanks to all others that showed up to SID

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 champion
  • Tim C: 3D printer champion
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • John: paint room area champion and 3D printing co-champion
  • Faith: Craft lab co-champion and Cosplay champion
  • Bill C: Stain glass champion
  • Kathy H Craft Lab co-champion
  • Faith F: Craft lab co-champion and CosPlay Champion
  • Jon H: Jewelry and Dalek Champion
  • Mariah: Fine arts area champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 22
  • Second-timers: 12

Tours will be done by Jeff M and 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 Friday is a beginner class where members will make a coat hook.
  • 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.
  • 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 September 15th at 7 PM at our Norwich facility in the Meeting Room. 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.
  • Saturday, September 24th is the next Space Improvement Day from 1 to 4 PM. No making from noon to 5 pm.

Safety Note

  • Whenever you use a piece of equipment, always find the fastest way to turn it off in an emergency (like the e-stop button) prior to starting your work.

Helpful hint

  • Double-check your units, mind your positives and negatives, and measure as many times as you need to be comfortable
  • 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

  • Breaking equipment (accidentally or by misuse) can be difficult to admit, but the excellent thing to do is let people know who can help fix the problem.
  • Please put food waste and wrappers in the garbage can in the kitchen area (in meeting room) only, as these get emptied most frequently. We had a bunch of food waste in the 3D and laser areas and now we have flies.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Upcoming votes on:
    • Expanding Ceramics area
    • Creation of lampworking area
    • Funding of Maker Faire
  • Friday, September 9th the St Frances police dept is hosting a community blood drive at City Hall (3400 E Howard Ave) from 9 AM to 3 PM. A chance to help our neighbors. You can pre-register at Versiti Blook Center of Wisconsin. Contact is Mike Tarnowski (our excellent Facilities Director
  • Dan L will be teaching how to use the Resin Printer.
  • Dan L will be starting an informal Boating Group at the Space.
  • Karen P discussed the MakerSpace participating in the Fall BV Gallery Night and Open Doors

Post Meeting Reminders

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