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Meeting #652. Agenda for Nov. 21, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by Anna at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Mike T: built 3D printer and kiln cameras at Norwich
    • All members have access via QR code
  • Anna 3D printed a number of different types of bed clips for the lasers
  • Sarah D finished her sewing machine table. It is in her space, stop by to take a look.
  • Anna, Stefan, Tim and Rick bought a miniture motorcycle that needs a little work

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Thanks for Mike getting the propane tanks out to be filled
  • Brant for looking at the WIKI and working on an update
  • Anna for shopping for a number of items at Bounce for the Space
  • Dan for for helping to purchase a number of items
  • Michael H for inventorying all the first aid kits; developing a proposal for updating them
  • Tony for helping to move the bicycle repair area.
  • Tony and Adam rehooked up Katy Perry (laser)

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Geoff L: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah D: BOD
  • Stefan B: BOD
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Mike T: ham radio champion
  • Tim E: stain glass champion
  • Cherie: Leather working champion
  • Brian F: electronics champion
  • Jenn: Welding and Steel Tigerlillies
  • Faith: Cosplay champion
  • Kathy A: Stained Glass

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 10
  • Second-timers: 2

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 at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill C and Tim E.
  • 1st and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 PM is NORWICH woodshop training. Must have completed Lenox training first.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff 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
  • Most Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's (she/her some of the time) led sculpture collective at Norwich. Making a disco light for Party/ Wood Powder Coating
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please respond to the message on the Members@ Email List 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

  • Next Board meeting on Thursday, December 21st at 6 PM at LENOX building.
  • MakesGiving scheduled for November 24th. Need a member to lead this important community based program.
  • Next Space Improvement Day, Sunday, 12/6 at BOTH buildings
  • Kest Schwartzman of Vagabon Metal workshop/demo forming sheet copper and steel - everyone is welcome
  • 12/9 and 12/16: we need volunteers to get radiators for future casting
  • Tigerlilly Mallet Class: at the next Tiger Lillies session


  • Guests dismissed for tour by Jen and Mike T

Member Topics

  • Bassiere Brazier: the Tiger Lillies built a structure for an artist in Georgia. It is a beautiful fire pit.
  • Google banned us, ugh! New google groups is up and running. No widespread reports of issues with logins so far.
  • Makerfaire Wrap and Halloween Party! Please help volunteer in a variety of ways!
  • Please complete the MakerSpace survey. Roughly 1/3 of members have completed the survey to date.
  • If you would like to be on the Facilities Committee to continue to improve our facilities, pls reach out to our Facilities Director Hannah S at

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint comes from member Mariah R:
    • Another Crafty One. And this is a two part-er.
  • 1) If you have a rotary cutter save the old fabric blades for use on paper/illustration board/cardboard/etc. I just write “For Paper” or “Paper Only” on them in Sharpie. Even if they are too dull to reliably cute fabric they are still great to get straight cuts on paper materials!
  • 2) When using a rotary cutter on other materials you can still use quilting rulers to line everything up and cut clean straight lines. And because the blades are made to work with quilting rulers you won't end up cutting into the ruler like you might with an xacto blade.

Safety Note

  • This week's safety tip comes from member Dan L:
    • When changing the blade on a grinder, be sure to unplug it. It will help save you from getting stitches in your hand.
    • To that end, when ever using ANY power tool (big or small), unplug it before working on it.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Space Improvement Days are usually held the last weekend of the month on alternating Saturday's and Sundays.
  • The next SID is SUNDAY, December 3rd
  • If you use the Space, you should participate to make the Space better.
  • If you want to join as a member, or you are a new member, you should participate as it is a great way to meet members, area champions and board members.
  • The Space only gets more awesome through active members.

Member project in-depth

  • Nathan G: My Intro Guide to Solar Power

Wrap up

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