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Meeting #639 Agenda for Aug. 22, 2023


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7:01. Announces change to meeting format. Is work in progress.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Anna, Tony for fixing laser; Jon: Callie; Dan: Bill W.; Lexi: Tony for five hours sorting through electroncis., Hapto, Melk for power wheels reorganizing; Stepahn, Dan J. for a whole bunch of training.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 13
  • Second-timers: 8

Tours, Dan and Stefan

  • Guests dismissed for tour, to regroup later.

Events for 2023


  • 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.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: 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.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP)
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. This week: Beginner class

Special Events

  • This Saturday: Space Improvement Day, 1 - 4 p.m. Central: Norwich. Kathy and Chris: Sandwich bar.
  • Sept 12, Iron pour Show up at: 9:30- a.m. for tiles; 11:30 for pour floor access; Noon for observers.
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Ann, Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. before public meeting to help plan and be involved.

Safety Note

  • When pulling items off racks, be aware of any overhead items that could fall if jostled.

Helpful Hint

  • Precision measuring tools at Norwich are available in the drawer located behind you as you face the wrenches on the wall of hand tools. Be sure to return them!

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • You may not make any gun or gun parts, or work on guns at the Makerspace, because the ATF is uptight about serial number trackability, and that you might something that is illegal to own.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Bill: C. Bobby Coming home, improving health.
  • Tim: See above re. new meeting format.
  • Kathy: An art auction is going on to benefit the woodshop. Please donate items.
  • Bryan: Wed: 6 p.m. Through-hole electronic soldering.
  • Anna: Rummage sale: 2-3 Sept. to get rid of Norwich stuff. You can help out to earn money for areas you support.

Member Project Updates

  • Hapto: Old foundry basket for drying workers clothes. Made a way to make into a planter.
  • Kelly: Stained glasses
  • Sindie: Ceramic doggy planter.
  • Dan L.: Raspberry Pi software-defined radio receiver to create live stream of radio traffic of boats and ships in harbor.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Dan and Stephan.
  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up 7:58.
meetingagenda/2023-08-22.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/27 18:58 by wildapricot-bacon_stefan