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Meeting #648. Agenda for Oct. 24, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by Dan J

Member Project Updates

  • Mike T 3D printed a 3D pumpkin; he learned how to sketch the pumpkin at the Fusion 360 class.
  • Cherie made jewelry from plants in her garden and covering them im silver. She also made a leather tool kit
  • Tiffany: got her motorcycle running
  • Nathan resin printed a bunch of D&D figures
  • Tigre Lilies made and installed a sculpture at Norwich called “What the Flock”
  • Tim E made a block at Mariah's print block class.
  • Tim C made Tee Shirts for the Maker Faire volunteers. Mariah made the silk screen.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Sarah D and Anna K: officiating the BOD elections
  • Kathy A, Kathy L, and Colleen for heading up the Auction to benefit the woodshop.
  • Chris and Tim E for running electric where needed.
  • Marcus for lighting in
  • Tiny W restarted our servers.
  • Amber, Karen and Kyle for work on the leather working
  • Hapto and TigerLillies for sculture at Norwich
  • Link and Sean for making blanks for nerdy derby
  • Raymond for making blanks on the lasers
  • Tony W and Geoff L fixed the google groups issue. We are back on line with an excellent work around.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Goeff L: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah D: BOD
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Tim C: 3D printers champion
  • Jon H: Daleks and Jewelry champion
  • Cathy H: craft lab champion
  • Mike T: ham champion
  • Tim: stain glass champion
  • Cherie: Leather working champion
  • Brian: electronics champion
  • Steve P: wood CNC champion
  • Tiffany: metal finishing champion
  • Bill2: machine shop champion
  • Steffan B: bike repair and metal finishing champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 16
  • Second-timers: 11

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 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. M Check website. Sign up for a month of classes.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Norwich: Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class. On hold pending Bryan's wedding.
  • Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich. Come make small project.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please respond to the message on the Members Only Google Group to reserve a spot—there are 4 spots per week).
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night. On for this Friday!

Special Events

  • Woodshop fundraiser Auction: Electronic auction went live on Oct. 5; ends Oct 25th. All donations were on display at the meeting.
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Anna leads meetings before our Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. to plan. BE involved.
    • Volunteer signup accessible via QR shown at meeting.
  • Space Improvement day: Saturday, October 28th from 1 to 4 PM at BOTH Buildings.
  • 2 new Prusas on order: a 2 head and a 4 head. Should arrive and be set up by next month.
    • A fundraiser has been launched to help pay for them.
  • Supplemental Board meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 6 PM at LENOX building.
  • Tim C is screen printing t Shirts on Thursday evening at Lenox at 6 PM.
  • Space Improvement Day is Saturday, October 28th from 1 PM to 4 PM.
  • November 10th is the Halloween party and Makerfaire wrap party 7PM and Norwich


  • Guests dismissed for tour by Brian F and Dan L.

Board of Directors Elections

  • Member at Large election results: Stefan Bacon

Safety Note

  • Just because you saw it on Tik Tok does not mean you should do it on the space tools! Check with an area champion first!

Helpful Hint

  • Sweeping up an area is always appreciated! And when you use a tool, clean up the mess you made plus more than 10% extra

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Make sure you pin code is UNIQUE! Commonly guessed or silly mnemonics can cause confusion - If you ever see a name that is not yours when you use your doe - its time to change your pin. Go here to check your pin:

Member project in-depth

    • Some of the history is also on the WIKI
    • Tom Gs garage in 2009 » Chase Avenue » Lenox » Norwich

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • Sign-ups: Dan J and Bill R
  • Wrap-up.
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