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  • Meeting called to order at Lenox at 7:01 PM


  • Carl and Bill handed out paper ballots for those who didn't vote online

Member Project Updates

  • Tim C made a helmet on the prusa XL
  • Waldo made a jewelry box and a tiny motorcycle model
  • Don made a purse and made a lining for it.
  • Juliette made a stick out of a bigger stick
  • Gary made a self portrait out of neon
  • Hapto finished her chair before Dan finished his mantle.
  • Cherie made a leather photo book

Awesome members

  • Anna recognizes Bob Mcginnis for putting in threshold
  • Bill Coon Recognizes the makerspace for coming to the funeral
  • Stefan recognizes Anna for cruise directing lenos and running membership committee
  • Tim E recognizes Dave Arnold for the iron pour
  • Piper recognizes Hapto for letting her make the art for the brochure
  • Hapto recognizes Piper and all of the communications committee
  • Tim C recognizes Hannah for serving on the board
  • Sindie recognized chris and Kathy for making the pasta bar

Cool Things

  • Iron Pour
  • Jewelry workshops
  • Box making workshop
  • Pretty Pallet Pageant
  • Giant Settlers of Catan

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Stefan: BOD, Bike and Metal Finishing
  • Erika Jewelry
  • Tim E
  • Tim C
  • Raymond
  • Dave A
  • Mike T
  • Bill C
  • Kathy A

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 22
  • Second-timers: 2

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.
  • 3rd Thursdays: Corel, Cocktails, and Charcuterie
  • 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 4/25/24 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 Gary and Brant

Member Topics:

  • Membership committee: Orientation and mentorship
  • Community development fund
  • Elections:
    • Communications Director: Sarah Davitt
    • Facilities Director: Tim Erdman
    • Treasurer: Geoff Landrum
  • Nominations for At-Large
    • Mike T Nominates Sindie Ho, Stefan Seconds
    • Dan J Nominates Maya, Rick M seconds
    • Anna Nominates Juliette, Jon seconds
    • Tim E nominates Dave Arnold, Tim C seconds
    • Geoff nominates Anna, Hapto seconds. Anna accepted then rescinds

Helpful Hint

  • Using a handheld screwdriver in tight spaces can be very frustrating, especially when there isn’t enough room to hold the screw in place with your free hand.
  • The solution: magnetize a screwdriver. Attach a small magnet to the shaft of your screwdriver. The magnetic magic will travel through the metal of the screwdriver, down to the business end, holding the screw right where you need it—with no hands.
  • This trick works with other tools, too. Magnetize the head of a hammer to hold a nail, add a magnet to the metal bit in a power drill/driver to hold a screw……you get the idea.

Safety Note

  • Lifting heavy objects……..some of you are thinking: yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all about that.
  • A member who was hospitalized due to a significant injury when lifting an object (not at the Space) asked us to make sure folks lift objects correctly.
  • He is recovering…..but very slowly
  • Safe lifting involves:
  • Standing as close to the load as possible
  • Planting your feet shoulder-width apart with one foot slightly ahead of the other
  • Bending at the hips and knees only until you're deep in a squatting position
  • Keeping your head up and straight with your shoulders back to keep your back straight
  • Holding the load close to your body at waist height
  • Engaging your core muscles as you push against the ground and straighten your legs
  • Here are a few essential don'ts to keep in mind for good lifting ergonomics:
  • Never twist your torso while lifting. Stay “nose between your toes.”
  • Never lift a heavy item above shoulder level.
  • Never carry a load that obstructs your vision.
  • Never hold your breath while lifting, moving, and setting the load down.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Space Improvement Days are held the last weekend of the month on alternating Saturday's and Sundays.
  • If you use the Space, you should participate to make the Space better.
  • If you want to join as a member, or you are a new member, you should participate as it is a great way to meet members, area champions and board members.
  • The Space only gets more awesome through active members.

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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