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  • Meeting called to order at Norwich at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Carl wooden: pottery boxes
  • Dave Arnold: mold for forge cone
  • Tim Urdman: bowls
  • Hapto: Sashes for Pretty Pallet Pageant
  • Dan Luglio: Built engine lifter for inboard boat engine
  • Raymond: Laser etching coasters

Awesome members

  • Dan L thanks members Kyle, Tiffany, Dan J, others who helped him with his boat
  • Bill Coon thanks membership for support after losing his son

Cool Things

  • Maya Looney: will be teaching jewelry metal cutting classes
  • Preston Edmonds, Dan Jonke, and many B-roll extras were on CBS 58 Hometowns

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Stefan: BOD, Bike and Metal Finishing
  • Cherie Leather making
  • Erika Jewelry
  • Tim E Stained Glass

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests:
  • Second-timers:

Upcoming events

  • Pierce and cut (how to use a jeweler's saw) class with Maya Looney Lenox, Jewelry Area
  • Pretty Pallet Pageant: Sunday, April 21st, all day, to be judged by Ms. Saint Francis. Norwich
  • Mold making workshop for iron pour: Saturday, April 20th Norwich Casting Area
  • First public Iron Pour on Saturday, April 27th Norwich back patio
  • Space Improvement Day April 28th both buildings


  • 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.
  • Saturday's Kiss my Adz hand woodworking with Wolfgang at 1PM.
  • Jewelry open hang-out, Sunday April 14th, 11 a.m. and every second Sunday thereafter.
  • Space Improvement Day, Saturday, April 6th with MEAL to follow

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


  • With

11 visitors and 3 ready to sign up

Member Topics:

  • Giant Settlers of Cataan is well underway with large wooden hexagons
  • Upcoming elections:
  • Nominations for 3 Board of Directors positions: Communications, Treasurer, and Facilities Director open on April 23rd, nevermind, today!
  • Models 7 Miniatures Display Depot is now open in the plastics region of Lenox
  • Nominations for At-Large member opens on May 7th
  • Mike Tarnowski nominates Tim Urdman for Facillities Director, Stefan seconds, Tim accepts
  • Smart Tony nominates Geoff for Treasurer, Mike Tarnowski Seconds, Geoff accepts
  • Bryan nominates Hapto for Communications Director, Carl Seconds, Hapto accepts
  • Tim and Preston will be blacksmithing and cosplaying in front of new nerd store on east side, May 25thish Saturday grand opening
  • Anna teaching Corell Coctails & Charcuterie, this thursday's theme is Magic Show & 6:30PM
  • Jewelry Open Studio may 12th (2nd Sunday)
  • Fusion 360 tool path class returning April 29th

Helpful Hint

  • Sometimes wood plugs are difficult to get flush with your finished surface. It can also be difficult to complete the task without scaring the wood around the plug when using a chisel or saw.
    • Try using a SHARP straight router bit. Make it flush with the base of the router. It cuts them quickly and cleanly.

Safety Note

  • Be sure to always wear the appropriate protection (safety glasses, ear plugs, whatever the f*** you want) for your project; use it and don't die.
  • If you need to borrow some, ask.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

* Feel free to consume the resources of the space (scrap, electronic components,etc) but PLEASE be reasonable about the quantity. NO MASS PRODUCTION using the community materials! It is also courteous to donate to that area to help replenish those materials consumed.


Wrap up

  • 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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