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Meeting #593 Agenda for Sept 20, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Hapto: Art themed donation boxes.
  • Carl S.: Carved wood mascot sign.
  • Anna: Seed sorting tray.
  • Pipe with paper around it.
  • Mike T. 3D printed part for rotary engraving tool.
  • Marcus: New fan for Laser at Norwich; 55 gal. dust collection drum full indicator

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Marcus: Caroline and Glyn helped clean and organize Rexnord machine donations
  • Faith: Jake for grabbing Rexnord stuff.
  • Dan J.: Markus and Jake for spearheading Rexnord donation.
  • Hapto: Mike and John for 3d printing; help with donation boxes,

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and HAM Radio champion.
  • Marcus: Board, elecronics, Machine shop, laser cutter, etc.
  • Dan J., Forge champion, et al
  • Faith, cospay co-chamption, etc.
  • Alden: Board member
  • Tim C: 3D printer champion
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • John, Paint room champion
  • Carl: BOD/Communications & ceramics co-champion
  • Jason: 3D printing
  • Anna: Laser lab trainer

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: n= 12
  • Second-timers: n= 7
  • Peter, Rob, Josh, Libby Diane, Earl, Alex, Cault(?), Jan, Alex, Edmond, Atlas, Tod

Events for 2022


  • Fusion 360: Model Monday, in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl S.
  • Tuesdays, public meetings. Odd days Norwich, even days Lenox.
  • Paint sprayer, Tuesdays, after LENOX meetings: Paint room /spray gun training.
  • Stained glass training, Bill K., Tuesdays by request.
  • Wednesdays, metal casting. (Steel in November?!?!)
  • Ceramics and Cerveza: Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff M
  • Open Forge Friday: Friday 6 p.m., led by Dan J. Beginner class where members will make a coat hook, and second-timer's 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.
  • Ham Radio class, every Thursday after Norwich meeting (except when there's a BOD meeting), Mike T.
  • Board game night: second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 at NORWICH (Kathy L.) Next game night is _
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 22nd and 23rd, at Discovery World. Call for Makers is OPEN.
  • Next Board of Directors meeting is Oct. 20 at 7 PM at our Norwich facility in the Meeting Room. This meeting is open for to all members to participate.
  • 2nd Thursday of the every month will be 3D printing training at LENOX meeting room at 7 PM. Next class is Oct. 13. Co-champions are Tim C and John.
  • Saturday, September 30th is the next Space Improvement Day from 1 to 4 PM. No making from noon to 5 pm.

Safety Note

  • Never put two pieces of wood through the drum sander at the same time. One of them will shoot out with enough speed to seriously injure you or a bystander.

Helpful hint

  • Back up your data. Early and often.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Do not let people you don't know into the building except on Tuesday evenings.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Anderson: Group buy for long-arm sewing machine. Let her know if you want to pitch in.
  • Adrian: Sand blaster training after meeting.
  • Carl: Board to vote at next meeting on reimbursing more than $500 in craft lab area funding from general MS funds for recent upgrades to craft lab.

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Tours with Dan J.
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