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Meeting #656. Agenda for Jan 2, 2024


  • Meeting called to order at Lenox by Dan J at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Ian (guest): made a wooden puzzle as a wedding gift
  • Hapto: made an epoxy, backlit cool thing
  • A member made pictures in plastic
  • John K: 3D printed Maker Space key chains as a fund raiser for the 3D printing area.
  • Jon D: made some deer soap
  • Kristi: made a flannel shirt with the Maker Space logo….as did Dan J

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Sarah: taught a 3 night epoxy class
  • Mystery electronics helper
  • Huge thank you for leather Area Champions for making the area operational

Cool thing

  • Tim C taught a Screen printing class
  • Holiday tree decorating party thanks to Juliet for orchestrating

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan J, Pres
  • Bill R, BOD
  • Stefan, BOD
  • John K, 3D printing
  • Anna, Board, Lasers
  • Tim E, Stained glass
  • Bill C, Stained glass
  • Mike T., Ast Facil, ham radio
  • Hapto, BOD comm dir, steel lillies
  • Geoff, BOD Treas., hack racks
  • Dave A: casting area champion
  • Brian F: electronics
  • Kathy A: Stained glass
  • Jen: Welding trainer, Tiger Lillies Champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 26
  • Second-timers: 2

Upcoming events


  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design/CAM class with Carl S.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill C and Tim E.
  • 1st and third Wednesdays of each month at 6-7 PM is NORWICH woodshop training. Must have completed Lenox training first.
  • Wednesdays at Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Check website. Sign up for 3 weeks of classes. Limit 5 people.
  • The last Wed of the month is a fancy project night (for intermediate to advanced students)
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting and mold building. Iron pour Jan. 13. Workshops start Dec. 17, see calendar.
  • Most Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's (she/her pronouns) led sculpture collective at Norwich. Making a disco light for Party/ Wood Powder Coating.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please respond to the message on the Members@ Email List to reserve a spot—there are 4 spots per week). See google groups.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. Beginner class this week.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

New meeting format beginning 1/1

  • First Tuesday, Lenox,
  • Second Tue., Mini SID, 6-9 p.m., with making allowed. Dinner will be served after.
  • Third Tue., Norwich public meeting
  • Forth Tue., BOD meeting at 6
  • Fifth Tue., no meeting
  • LAST Weekend of month SID as usual, with food.

Special Events

  • SID on Sunday, January 7th; both buildings
  • January 18th: Corel and Cocktails at Lenox – 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Next Board meeting on Tuesday, January 23th at 6 PM at Norwich building.
  • Jan. 13, iron pour at 12 noon at Norwich; mold making begins ~9 AM

Guest speaker,


  • Tours with Jon D, Tim E, Sarah D.

Member Topics:

  • New Soda and Snack Area headed up by Geoff L and Kathy A.
    • Norwich prices of can of pop to be LOWERED to $0.50 in the near future
  • Pottery area is expanding at Norwich
  • Community Development Fund: basic request for up to $100
    • form available on the WIKI
  • We need tour guides at the member meetings and people to present their current projects.

Helpful Hint

  • Set a reminder on your phone calendar for the day when your parking permit expires. That way you can avoid having your stuff impounded and save the facilities director from making a voodoo doll of you.

Safety Note

  • Make sure that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the project you are working on.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • The fire lanes are clearly marked and are there for a reason. Please keep them clear.
  • If you wish to expand an area's footprint you MUST bring a proposal to the BOD. Absorbing more space than you are allocated is not allowed. If you are unclear about your boundaries, ask the BOD.

Member project in-depth

  • ANNA: Prusa Honeycomb Tool Wall
    • free designs on

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • New Member Sign-ups:
  • Wrap-up 8:00 p.m.
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