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Meeting #594 Agenda for Sept 27, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J - Bottle Opener Forged with Rubix Twist
  • Hapto/Sarah - Model of art project for city
  • Markus - Mobile crane for machine shop
  • Dan L - Small Sailboat - Made Rudder Bracket, Dennis Sullivan - Made Thrust Bracket
  • JP - Built 3D printer, printed stand for portable monitor, Made Tillers for sailboats at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Everyone who came to space improvement day last Saturday
  • Machine Shop helpers who cleaned up new donated tools
  • Sam L, Preston, Stefan - Helping shovel coal out of basement, Bret for helping us unload.
  • Markus and Jake for continuing to help sort out Rexnord donations.
  • John K for 3D printing donation box hinges

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and HAM Radio champion.
  • Marcus: Board, electronics, Machine shop, laser cutter, etc.
  • Dan J., Forge champion, et al
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • John K, Paint room and 3D printing champion
  • Carl: BOD/Communications & ceramics co-champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 14
  • Second-timers: 5

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. (Cast Iron 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.


  • Run by Carl and Sarah
  • Up for Nomination Tonight - 9/27
    • President
      • Jeff Mann - Nominated, Seconded for President
    • Secretary
      • Jon Drayna - Nominated, Seconded for Secretary
  • Nominations Close, Voting Starts for Named - 10/4
  • Voting Closes, Nominations Start for At Large - 10/11
    • Member At Large
  • Nominations Close, Voting Starts for At Large - 10/18
  • Voting Closes, Election Concludes - 10/25

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

  • most hand drills have a locking feature to their chuck, tighten them completely then back the chuck off until it clicks

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Be Excellent to Everyone

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Sarah/Hapto: Group buy for long-arm sewing machine. Show off Quilt made on a long arm. Let her know if you want to pitch in.
  • Dan L: Soliciting interest for a MMS Boating Group

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Tours with Carl and Sarah/Hapto.
  • Sign-ups: Jeff and Mike
meetingagenda/2022-09-27.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/28 00:37 by dan_dude