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Meeting #595 Agenda for October 4, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • Sarah/Hapto made a shirt and coat.
  • Ms Roberts making music at the Basilica
  • 3D printing area is now recycling
  • 3D printed a gear for a motor from the hack rack
  • Marcus: crane in metal shop is operational. Can lift 250 lbs.
  • Paul S made part for railroad car.
  • Dan J is making
  • Carl: made a parametric wood box from drawing on Fusion 360
  • Jon D: made a Love O Meter for the maker faire using aurduino.
  • Steve P: refurbished a sail boat

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • SID Day: Anderson and Dan who stayed late in the craft lab to organize everything.
  • Jake: thanks for everyone the helped organize the materials from Rexnord.
  • Tim C: thanks to Bill and Jeff for their service on the BOD
  • Marcus thanked Jennifer and Preston for degreasing machines
  • Tim and Jeff for finding motor
  • Mike for helping evaluate long arm sewing machine
  • Marcus for saving Jon's print
  • Hapto and Carl for running the election

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and HAM Radio champion.
  • Marcus: BOD, electronics, Machine shop, laser cutter, etc.
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • John K, Paint room and 3D printing champion
  • Carl: BOD/Communications & ceramics co-champion
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Bobby C: co-champion of stained glass and leather working
  • Jake: weld area champion
  • Faith: Craft lab co-champion and CosPlay champion
  • John: paint room champion and 3D printing co-champ
  • Bill C: Stain glass co-champion
  • Jason: 3D printing co-champion
  • Alden: BOD
  • Hapto: Laser lab

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 11
  • 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 October 14th
  • 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.
  • Space improvement day is Sunday, October 30th from 1 to 4 PM. No making from noon to 5 PM.


  • Run by Carl S and Sarah D
  • Nominations to date:
    • President
      • Tim Campbell - Nominated, Seconded for President
    • Secretary
      • Jon Drayna - Nominated, Seconded for Secretary
  • October 4th: Nominations Close for President and Secretary. No Vote.
    • Tim Campbell is the new President
    • Jon Drayna is the new Secretary
  • October 11th: Voting Closes for President and Secretary
    • Nominations Open for Member At Large
      • Jeff Mann: acceptance pending
      • Callie: accepted
      • Faith F: accepted
  • October 18th: Nominations Close, Voting Starts for Member At Large
  • October 25th: Voting Closes for Member at large, Election Concludes

Safety Note

  • Keep aisles clear in both buildings.
  • We need room to safely move machines, and materials around the buildings.

Helpful hint

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Hack racks are “extras” for members use on their projects.
  • If you are concerned that you are using too many items from the hack rack, as a Board Member.
  • If you are not concerned that you are using too many items from the hack rack….should you be concerned?

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Marcus: a group buy for a 3 M orbital sander (similar to FessTool). Cost is ~$400.
  • Anderson: anyone with Blue or White button down collar shirts you are not using will be used in a quilt.

Wrap up

  • Tours with Karen P
  • Sign-ups: Bill and Mike
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