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Meeting #643. Agenda for Sept. 19, 2023


  • Call to order at 7

Member Project Updates

  • Hapto: Steel Bra fire art
  • Dan J.: (Tom Wilson did demos Friday) Forged right angle bends
  • Dave: Cup, spoon and bowl iron casting.
  • Jon D.: laser engraved wood trivet
  • Doug: bracket for truck

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, president; Hapto, many things; Tim, Stained glass; Dan J., Blksmth, mgr; Steve P, CNC routers; Jon D., sec'y; Jen, welding. Dave, casting; Goeff, treas.; Preston, forge; Anna, John K.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Geoff: Dave for iron pour work. Hapto: Wally for clearing out table saw. Dan J.,: Preston for inviting Tom Wilson forge demo, Kathy, Eric for projector screen. John K., Brant for ventilation work. Kathy L, Theo for brand new game not published yet.

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: n= 16
  • Second-timers: n= 8

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. No class this week.
  • 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). Skipping this week because of Board meeting.
  • 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

  • Board meeting, 21 Sept.
  • SID Sunday 24 Sept., Noon to 5. Social/Meal to follow.
  • Woodshop fundraiser Auction item due date. (Auction live Oct. 5.)
  • 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.
  • Sept. 30, Yarn Bombing linking party, fundraiser for efforts to support displaced LGBT youth. (Hapto.)


  • Guests dismissed for tours with Preston and Anna. To regroup later.

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.
  • Jen: Guns to Garden tools (safe surrender event). Need volunteers to chop up guns Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Hapto: Presentation in shared, MMS logo sculpture needs objects. See Preston.
  • Join the MMS discord.
  • Maker Faire, Nov. 4-5. Please sign up on Discord.

Safety Note

  • Never reach across a spinning blade.

Helpful Hint

  • When posting to the Members Only board, try to be very clear in the subject line about what you are asking for or reporting. For example, “I think I broke the wood steamer” is way better than “Wood steamer issue.”

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Make some time to pick up after yourself, and then some.

Member project in-depth

  • Dave, casting.

Tim Rules Project

  • Tim working on compendium of well-defined rules.

Wrap up

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