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Meeting #621 Agenda for Apr. 11, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Neil: scrap metal Shandhill crane, scrap metal whirligig, wood and tig wire frame.
  • Luke, hairpin legs for night stand table.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Jason: Dan J. helping load/move mill with box truck, etc.
  • Alden: Tnx BOD for willing in while away.
  • Hapto: Damascus knife.
  • Thanks to all who helped build tables Saturday.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President, 3D printing co-champ
  • Bryan, Jason, Mike T., Alden, Jon, Calli, Bill C., Rock M., Hapto,
  • Callie Jon, Carl, Bryan, Mike T., Bill *2, Jason, 3D printing, Goeff; Wolfgang, garden champ
  • Mike T, Ham radio
  • Callie, BOD
  • Bryan, electronics
  • jon d, BOD secretary
  • Bill Coon, Stained glass

Board Meeting announcements

  • Electrical drops, board item coming up

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 18
  • Second-timers: n= 10

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl S. Starting next month will alternate between beginning and advanced class.
  • Even Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Paint Room/Spray Gun training with John K. May move to once-a-month, Saturday's. See message board.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Last Wed. of month, 6 p.m. the best Cerveza and advanced class.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup. Iron is a month off.
  • Wednesdays from 5pm-7 pm Bytes & Beers Arduino class with Bryan F. This week: Lecture, functions.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlilies women's led sculpture gang …
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7 pm, Lenox: 3D printer Basics Training. Bring a laptop with Prusa slicer.
  • 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 6:00pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday, Norwich. This week:

Special Events

  • Board meeting 20 april, 6 pm Lenox.
  • SID, last Sunday, 30 April, 1-4.

Safety Note

  • Never put your “other” hand behind a piece you are nailing with a pneumatic nail gun.

Helpful hint

  • There are precision measurement tools in the drawers behind the hand tool rack. Return these tools immediately when finished.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Only officially designated trainers can check you out on a machine. If your buddy showed you how to use a machine, you are NOT approved to use that machine.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Neil: Do not put Al cans in the trash. Do what's right and recycle.
  • Rick M.: You can't use Norwich woodshop if you haven't been trained here.
  • Woodshop needs money, buy woodshop t-shirts, donate money.

Wrap up

  • Tours with:
  • Sign-ups:
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