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Meeting #598 Agenda for October 25 2022


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

Member Project Updates

* Paul: 1930s maintenance-of-way RR cart. * Jeff: hallway paint on floor.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Tim: Maker Faire loading helpers, MMS displayers, and Carl for making Faire happen at Discovery World, John for providing truck.
  • Dan: Tim for making Maker Faire happen.
  • Jeff: Jake for helping slice plywood
  • Hapto: Jeff or helping goose survive, Karen for help at MF
  • Dan: PPE face shield: Sara will get mold from up north
  • John: Collin for being fast and efficient treasurer

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim: BOD, President & 3D printing Area Champion

John; 3d printing, Paint; Calli; Dan; Mike T.; Hapto; Collin; Jon D., Alden;

  • Collin, BOD treasurer
  • Carl: BOD Communications Director & 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: BOD/Facilities Director and Ham Radio champion.
  • Sarah/Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • Bill C: Stained glass co-champion
  • Jon Drayna: BOD/ Secretary
  • Marcus: electronics, Machine shop, laser cutter, etc.
  • Faith: Craft lab co-champion and CosPlay champion
  • Jake: Welding area champion
  • Alden: Board member

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 16
  • Second-timers: n= 6

Events for 2022


  • Mondays: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Friday, Maker Faire wrap party, 7 pm, with set-up Wed. (tomorrow); Saturday: Clean up
  • Next Board of Directors meeting is Nov. 17 at 7 PM at our Lenox 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.
  • Hapto: Some time in November, women's sculpture collective. $25 for materials.
  • 3D printer training, every other Tuesday.
  • Welding training, after space improvement day.

Safety Note

  • Before using any machine do a walk-around to check for obvious problems or lockout tags. Check the floor around and the outfeed area for clutter or obstructions that could create a safety issue.

Helpful hint

  • Carefully read the daily summary of the message board, and all Makerspace emails. Trust us, this will make your experience at the Makerspace better.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Keep all doors to the outside closed to stop unwanted visitors, such as vermin, birds, bats and unaccompanied non-members. Keep open minds and open hearts - be accepting of people of the sort you've never met before.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Open group buy for long-arm sewing machine for quilting. Pledge on wiki or through treasurer.
  • Tim: Open group buy 3M random orbital sander.
  • John: Group buy for resin printing in 3d printing area, goal of $650, with additional stretch goal of $500 for upgrades.
  • Dan J.: Fire inspection Friday. Let's pass for once.
  • Jeff: Watch out for wet paint on floor by ceramics area.
  • Monday is purge day for pottery area. Move your stuff.

Wrap up

  • Tours with:
  • Sign-ups: Collin
meetingagenda/2022-10-25.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/26 00:32 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan