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Meeting #655. Agenda for Dec 12, 2023


  • Meeting called to order at Lenox by Anna at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Tim: Wrought iron trivet
  • Jon : garland
  • Gary: Surveys coming in
  • Mike T.: Tessilated 3D printed Christmas cookie cutters
  • Hapto: Mallet with custom grip.
  • Sherry: Leather and wood carving on little box.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Anna: Brandon for electric work for laser lab expansion
  • Tim: Radiator collection, Dave, Raymond, Rex, Dan, Millisa, any many others
  • Jeff: Tom, letting borrow trailer
  • Jon D., Bill Squared for lathe help
  • Jeanne: Chris, Saturday glass work
  • Tom G., Tony for programming help with robot
  • Hapto: Gary for Survey help; Tom for lending knock-out machine; Dan and Tony for chasing down fob reader problems.

Cool thing

  • Jeanne: Glass ornament workshop last Saturday.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Anna, Board, Lasers
  • Tim, Stained glass
  • Bill, Stained glass
  • Mike T., ast facil, ham radio
  • Hapto, BOD comm dir, steel lillies
  • Sherri, Leather
  • Geoff, BOD Treas., hack racks

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 16
  • Second-timers: 5

Upcoming events


  • 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 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 and mold building. 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. Beginner class this week.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

New meeting format beginning 1/1

  • First Tuesday, Lenox,
  • Second 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 Tue., no meeting
  • Weekend SID as usual, with food.
  • Note: 19th meeting canceled, tree decorating.

Special Events

  • 17th, pottery swap, noon. Wrap it.
  • 17th, ornament making in glass area. TBD.
  • 18th, Mending Monday 6 pm., with Anderson.
  • 19th, ornament and tree fun party 2 p.m. Norwich. Juliette.
    • 2 p.m. making
    • 6 p.m. tree decorating
    • 8 p.m. tree lighting and chair parade
  • 20th Screen printing party, see Tim, slots limited.
  • Next Board meeting on Thursday, December 21st at 6 PM at LENOX building.
  • Jan. 13, iron pour.

Guest speaker, Joseph Betz, battle bots

  • Will be expo after meeting.
  • Is accessible hobby.
  • Betzbots is business to get combat robots mainstream with regular events.
  • Kits for sale.
  • Based in Beloit.
  • See you at arena after meeting.


  • Tours with Gary.

Member Topics:

Helpful Hint

  • Please do not @ everyone on Dischord, use Google groups for that.
  • There are many wood finish products, solvents and related chemicals in the paint room at Lenox and, at Norwich, in the yellow cabinet on the other side of the wall directly behind the Boss laser. These are hack rack materials for all to use.

Safety Note

  • Wear breathing protection doing anything with with small particles.
  • When plugging a machine into an electrical outlet, check that the power switch is off before you do so.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Maker who sell things, give 5 to 10 percent of profits back.
  • In addition to cleaning machines, you must sweep or vacuum the floor around that area where you have been working.

Member project in-depth

  • Linda, Embroidery. Samples, various techniques.

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • New Member Sign-ups:
  • Wrap-up 8:04 p.m.
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