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Meeting #596 Agenda for October 11, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • John: Forged spoon
  • Dan L.: Bering plate and other goodbye work for SV Dennis Sullivan.
  • Hapto: Welt pocket sewing project
  • Sean: Pentil hook for trailer hitch.
  • Karen: Relining armor suit gauntlet.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Marcus: Preston and Jim J., for work on Bridgeport; Jeff and Toney and Jake for sorting and moving hardware.
  • Collin: Dan and others for helping with Treasurer duties.
  • Tom G., Dan J., for Harrison run and other stuff
  • Dan L: Tom K. for help with Mill
  • Sean: Dan J for running a fun forge class
  • John: All who came to spray gun class, good group
  • Tim: Dan showed me how to fix a toilet
  • Hapto: Steve, Dan magnetic piece for holding stuff in craft lab.
  • Carl: Thanks to all for help with pottery hallway, jeff, hannah, mike, others.
  • Dan J: Stephan for fixing broken front loader bucket.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Collin, treasurer
  • Carl: BOD/Communications & ceramics co-champion
  • John: paint room champion and 3D printing co-champ
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and Ham Radio champion.
  • Sarah and/or Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • Bill C: Stain glass co-champion
  • Jon Drayna: Board Secretary
  • Marcus: BOD, electronics, Machine shop, laser cutter, etc.
  • Faith: Craft lab co-champion and CosPlay champion
  • Jake: weld area champion
  • Alden: Board member

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: Paul, Anthony, Marick, Paul, Victor, Dustin, Mike V., John
  • Second-timers: n=5

Events for 2022


  • Today: Ceramics 101;
  • Today: public meeting
  • 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 (even days): Paint room /spray gun training.
  • Stained glass training, Bill K., Tuesdays after member meeting
  • Woodshop differences, after member meeting.
  • Wednesdays, metal casting. (Cast Iron in November?!?!)
  • 2nd Thursday, 3D printer training at Lenox, Thursdays
  • 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. But no class this Thursday.
  • 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 Sunday November 6, from 1 to 4 PM. No making from noon to 5 PM.


  • Run by Carl S and Sarah D
  • Nominations closed for Member At Large
    • Faith was nominated but rescinded her acceptance of her nomination prior to the meeting.
    • Callie: approved unopposed

Safety Note

  • When checking the edge of metal or wood for for burs or splinters, move your hand very slowly to reduce the chances of slivers.
  • Wire wheels are dangerous and can catch clothes Make sure it's rotating away from you. Make sure your part is clamped and well fixed, wear PPE

Helpful hint

  • Not all wood in the hack racks is kiln-dried. If in doubt, heat wood in an oven at lowest setting for half an hour before starting your project.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • You may not keep anything in front of your storage area. All you stuff must fit WITHIN your allotted space.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Marcus: Powder coating training after meeting
  • Faith: Open group buy for long-arm sewing machine for quilting. Pledge on wiki or through treasuer
  • Marcus: Open group buy 3M random orbital sander
  • Tom: Can cuber. Needs empty soda cans, standard 12 oz. cans.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Callie
  • Sign-ups: Tim
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