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Meeting #629 Agenda for June 6, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Carl made a set of pottery with a dumpster to hold it! He used the pottery wheel and vacuum former.
  • Hapto made a sculpture out of acrylic that has lights. She used laser cutting and bandsaw.
  • Anna 3D printed a PLA sculpture
  • Mike T did antenna maintenance on the roof and talked to another member about a new satellite project.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Callie thanks everyone who helped with SID
  • Jon D thanks Bill Williams for helping clean the bandsaw
  • Jeff thanks Bill R and Rick P for helping train him to become a woodshop trainer
  • Carl thanks Bill Arnold and Jon D who wrote great blog posts for the makerspace
  • Karen thanks the person who brought in craft supplies.
  • Kathy thanks Faith and Hapto and everyone else who helped cleaned the craft lab.
  • Hapto thanks Bryan for the Arduino for her traffic cones
  • Jon D thanks Geoff, Callie, Kyle, Wally, Juliette for helping clean glass fusing area at SID

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 18
  • Second-timers: 4

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every second Sunday, 3 p.m., Lenox, Guardians of the Good Scissors sewing collaborative.
  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design/CAM 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: PAUSED UNTIL JEFF GETS BACK. 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 6pm-8 pm Bytes & Beers Arduino class with Bryan F. This week: Hang out.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich.
  • 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)
  • Second and Third Friday of Each Month at 6:00pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. This week: Beginner class

Special Events

  • Jewelry: Alternating Saturdays starting this weekend at 12 noon
  • Jewelry: This Tues doing a casting class at 2pm - no need to RSVP just show up
  • Makersails: want to go sailing? Watch the member only board for dates and times.
  • Craft Lab: Quilting Event on June 18th - Talk to Anderson to RSVP
  • Craft Lab: Long Arm Training at the end of the month. Check the calendar and talk to Anderson to RSVP.

Safety Note

  • Assume everything is hot. A C-clamp that is 800 degrees F lying on a table looks exactly like a cool C-clamp lying on a table. And no, it is NOT uncommon for 800-degree C-clamps to be lying around on tables around here.

Helpful Hint

  • Don't leave your project unattended without a parking ticket unless you aren't attached to it and enjoy creating unnecessary work for people.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If you use the kitchen areas of our buildings you must leave them clean, with any utensils washed, dried and put away. This rule holds even if part of the mess is not yours.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Upcoming vote to shell out $3000 on a new forklift battery
  • Glass Fusing area is currently up for grabs for Area Champions for next 3 days then open to all members
  • Karen would like to know what happened to a Singer sewing machine (looks like a desk) - keep your eyes peeled
  • Steel Tigerlillies were profiled on TMJ4 and you should check it out from the About page on the website

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Karen and Anna K
  • Sign-ups: Board members.
meetingagenda/2023-06-06.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/07 00:35 by wildapricot-reed_callie