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Meeting #654. Agenda for Dec 5, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by Anna at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J., iron trivets.
  • Sherrie, Fused glassed ear-rings.
  • Hapto, quilted chair cover.
  • Dan (visitor), guitar box guitar.
  • Marcus, New vacuum hose for Norwich wood shop; new fan congtrol for laser lab
  • Dave and Raymond, oil plate modeling material.
  • Hapto, copper items from Kest workshop.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Hapto: Lenox space improvement, John chair cleaning; Erica Paulson for new champion board for Norwich. Everyone else is also awesome
  • Mike T.: Kelly and hubby made memorial ornament for Romeo, Mike's dog
  • Anna: Chris for new hack rack for laser lab at Norwich; Marcus and Brandt for Lenox laser lab ventilation.
  • Dan: Martin for over-engineering storage rack for belt sander belts.
  • Tim: Tim, John K., Dan for pallet racking at Lenox. Also, donate to Prusa E-Ls
===== Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions =====
Kest showed ways to shape metals with hammer to make masks, etc. Kest will come back!

===== Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions =====
  • Anna K: BOD, laser

* Tim C. FDM * John * Bryan * Raymond, laser * Tim, stained glass * Geoff L: BOD * Sherri leather * Zach, leather * Hapto, BOD Comm dir. * Mike T. * Dan J: BOD, president

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 8
  • Second-timers: 6

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 6-7 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. Limit 5 people.
  • The last Wed of the month is a fancy project night (for intermediate to advanced students)
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area. Iron pour Jan. 13. Workshops start Dec. 17, see calendar.
  • 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). See google groups.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. Intermediate this week.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

New meeting format beginning 1/1

  • First Tuesday lenox, 2nd Tue Mini SID, 6-9 p.m., with making allowed. Dinner will be served after.
  • Third Tue, Norwich public meeting
  • Forth Tue, BOD meeting at 7
  • Fifth Tuesday, no meeting
  • Weekend SID as usual.

Special Events

  • Dec. 9 and poss. Dec. 16, radiator “cross fit” gathering/smashing party.
  • Next Board meeting on Thursday, December 21st at 6 PM at LENOX building.
  • Next Space Improvement Day, Sunday, 12/6 at BOTH buildings.
  • Jan. 13, iron pour.
  • Kest Schwartzman of Vagabon Metal workshop/demo forming sheet copper and steel - everyone is welcome
  • Tigerlilly Mallet Class: at the next Tiger Lillies session AT Norwich
  • Tim: Chris in lampworking this sat. ornament making.


  • 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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