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Meeting #659. Agenda for Feb. 20, 2024


  • Meeting called to order at Norwich by Dan J. at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Chuck, multi color 3D print; Kathy H., pressed card project; Dave A., casting event in Madison; Erica, jewelry; Maya, new website.

Awesome members

  • Tim: Kathy A., R2D2 project for Bobbie's birthday party. Jerry: Marcus, Rick P, Bill R switch vaccum system at Lenox, Bill C., Thanks to all for coming to Bobbie's party Sunday, John H., thanks to Erica for help in Jewelry area.

Cool Things

  • Roses at Forge Friday

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan J.; Dave, Dave A., casting; Tim, Stained glass. John H.; Bill C.; Kathy H.; Geoff; Bryan; Sherri; Preston

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 47
  • Second-timers: 15

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.
  • 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 public meeting
  • Second Tue., Mini SID, 6-9 p.m., with making allowed. Dinner will be served after for SID participants.
  • Third Tue., Norwich public meeting
  • Forth Tue., BOD meeting at 6
  • Fifth Tue., no meeting
  • LAST Weekend of month SID as usual, with food.


  • Tours with Jon D., Stephan and Tim.

Member Topics:

  • We need tour guides at the member meetings and people to present their current projects.

Helpful Hint

  • Asking other members for advice is a good way to build connections with makers who have similar interests.

Safety Note

  • Do not place items on the floor in front of fire extinguishers and breaker panels. Look for yellow or orange lines on the floor. We'll get dinged by the fire inspector if these area are cluttered. (See no-no photo.)

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • You may not place any items on the floor around the “up-for-grabs” shelf. Please take such items directly to the dumpster so someone else doesn't have to. Exceptions can by made with prior approval from a Board member or area champion, but all donations need a “Donation” ticket or an “Up for Grabs” ticket.

Wrap up

  • We usually have a project-in-depth presentation to close out meetings but no one was signed up as of noon Monday.
  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • New Member Sign-ups: Board members
  • Wrap-up 8:00 p.m.
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