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Meeting #614 Agenda for Feb. 21, 2023


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Lenox

Member Project Updates

  • Jon: steam engine video
  • John: Forged Chisel
  • Jason: CNC lathe retrofit: New team member. Pumps tested, mech tests this week
  • Dan: Glued Jeff's massive broken pot
  • Jeff M, Olive oil bottle.
  • Jeff, lathe work to fix tractor, and spacer collars for wood shaping tool

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Carl: Chris S. - glass marble making class
  • Jeff M: Clay mixer work, hanna and Eddie
  • Dan J., rick M and Rick P, Wood shop awsome work all around
  • Bill: Grandson Merick for cleaning walls in old ceramic area
  • Geoff, Dan J. for helping transition treasurer stuff

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Jeff M.: Ceramics, , John K., Bryan, Geoff
  • Alden, BOD
  • Carl, BOD communications director
  • Jon Drayna: BOD/ Secretary
  • Bill Coon, stained glass area champ
  • Preston, forge co-champ)
  • John K., Paint room champ
  • Bryan Flannery, electronics champ
  • Geoff Landrum, BOD treasurer

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 15
  • Second-timers: n= 6

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Mondays at 7pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl S.
  • Even Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Lenox: Paint Room/Spray Gun training with John K.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. CRAFT BEER this week, and higher level stuff
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup
  • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm Bytes & Beers with Bryan F. This week: Review and hang out.
  • Thursdays: Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture gang …
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7pm, Lenox: 3D printer Basics Training
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP) led by Bob R.
  • Second and Third Friday of Each Month at 6:30pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday, Norwich. Will try Thursdays evenings instead starting in March.

Special Board of Directors elections

  • Board meeting Thursday: Electrical install bill, area expansions, Discourse software demo, member turnover, Dust collection problems.
  • Space improvement Day 1 to 5 p.m., Feb 25., followed by food.
  • Elections coming up in April.

Safety Note

  • Assume everything is hot. People leave 800-degree things sitting around sometimes. This includes tools.

Helpful hint

  • Wet a paint brush with water before using water-based paint, for easier cleanup.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If you are working with epoxies, make sure there is adequate ventilation.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Bytes and beers weather dependant
  • Sailing class, two weeks in March with John
  • We passed electrical inspector's inspection all good for the first time ever. Yay!
  • TMJ 4 taped a segment, we will announce when it will air when we know.
  • Jeff: Track saw group buy made goal, but more money would be useful.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Carl and Bill
  • Sign-ups: Tim or Alden
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