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Meeting #653. Agenda for Nov. 28, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by Anna at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Kelly and her husband have been making MANY 3D printed dragons.
  • Dan J made ceramic bowls (Dillon gave him one he was going to scrap).
  • Anderson made a beautiful quilt
  • Anna K made a new and improved tortoise table

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Brian F for helping the soldering at Makesgiving
  • Everyone that helped on Makesgiving
  • Jeff F for being a woodshop trainer
  • Dan Grade for helping Jeff F move the Powermatic bandsaw
  • Tracy for all her work on Discord
  • Dan J for cleaning up the stained glass area

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
  • Bill C: stained glass
  • 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
  • Jeff: Ceramics champion
  • Steve P: CNC Champion
  • Anderson: Long arm champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 17
  • Second-timers: 7

Events for 2023


  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design/CAM class with Carl S.
  • 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 Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Check website. Sign up for a 3 weeks of classes. Next class is making a platter
    • The last Wed of the month is a fancy project night (for intermediate to advanced students)
  • 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 pronouns) 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.
  • 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 from a local building for future casting
  • Tigerlilly Mallet Class: at the next Tiger Lillies session AT Norwich


  • Guests tour facility by Carlin and Paul.

Member Topics:

  • Google banned us, ugh! New google groups is up and running. No widespread reports of issues with logins so far.
  • Please complete the MakerSpace survey. >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
  • New meeting format for member/public meetings:
    • 1st Tuesday: member/public meeting at Lenox
    • 2nd Tuesday: mini SID (which building TBD)
    • 3rd Tuesday: member/public meeting at Norwich
    • 4th Tuesday: BOD meeting
    • 5th Tuesday (if there : no meeting
  • There is NO member/public meeting on 12/19, 12/26 and 1/2/24

Helpful Hint

  • Speed square tip: Marking Angles on ANY material
    • Swing the square until you read the desired angle on the material's edge, and make your mark.
    • A 33-1/2 degree angle is being marked in the photo below.

Safety Note

  • Do not leave the Laser Cutters unattended while they are running.
    • Good advice for any machine at the Maker Space.
    • Be PRESENT: mentally and physically

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Sleeping at the Makerspace is strictly prohibited.
  • This included the parking lot.
  • We could lose our occupancy permit from the 2 cities if people are found to be sleeping here.

Member project in-depth

  • Jeff: COFFEE: The World's Greatest Addiction

Wrap up

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