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Meeting #642. Agenda for Sept. 12, 2023


  • Hapto calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

  • Tim: Made tile at iron pour.
  • Kathy: Stained glass cobweb and thrifted box stained glass MKE flag.
  • Kathy's daughter, chainmail.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Kathy H.: Thanks to all for keeping on top of craft lab.
  • Preston: Dave Arnold for iron our
  • John H.: Tom Klein for disassmble robbie the robot
  • Jeff.: Dan for Treasurer fill-in
  • Hapto: Anna, Kristi, et al for rummage sale
  • Dan J., Tim, Brandt help with OK for building permit for Norwich paint booth
  • Callie: Hapto for running meeting

Cool events

  • Iron Pour Video.
  • Anna: Rummage sale made $2,000 to pay back rent for departed member and money for MS.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Hapto, Jon, Anna, Callie, Geoff
  • Area champs: John H., jewelry, daleks; Kathy H. craft lab; Dan J., Mgr, forge; Preston, forge; Tim, stained glass; Anna, Laster; Bryon, electronics; John K., Paint; Hapto, steel tiger lillies.

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: n=11
  • Second-timers: n=4

Events for 2023


  • 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: Maker Faire planning meetings, 6 p.m., same building as regular Tuesday meeting.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon. Lenox
  • 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. May be CANCELLED This week. Check website.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area.
  • This Wed.: Rummage sale sign making. Come help Anna.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class. This week, surface mount solder training.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich. Come make small project.
  • 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: intermediate class, special guest, Tom Wilson.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

Special Events

  • This Monday 7p.m.: 3D printer basics training. Bring laptop with Prusa slicer installed.
  • Board meeting, 21 Sept.
  • SID Sunday 24 Sept.
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Ann, Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. before public meeting to help plan and be involved.
    • Is volunteers signup accessible via QR shown at meeting.
  • Kathy L. Bring things for the on-line auction Oct. 5-25


  • Guests dismissed for tour, to regroup later. Kathy L. and Preston.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Wood shop art auction still collecting things through the 8th of Oct.
  • Makerfaire Nov. 4-5. MS booth, nerdy derby booth. Need volunteers for both. Use QR code to sign up. MS will buy dinner.
  • Board will discuss required contribution for for-profit making.
  • Anna: Laser safety: If you see smoke, shut down machine immediately and wipe down rails. Residue is corrosive. If you screw up you can get banned.
  • Need volunteers for Nerdy Derby at Maker Faire.

Safety Note

  • Make sure your grinding and cutting disks are not too thin. Inspect tools and consumables and throw them away and replace as needed.

Helpful Hint

  • When asked about a tool problem, tell all you know about what happened. Reviewing cameras to get to the truth makes cranky.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Please contribute 5 to 10 percent of the asking price for commercial making.

Member project in-depth

  • Jon D.: Autonomous steam engine.

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up.
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