Minutes:Meeting Minutes 20181218

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Agenda for 12-18-2018

Chair: Alec


Experienced Members

  • Mel is the treasurer. Ask her money questions.
  • Art is not an experienced member but he, along with Alec, is one of the Member Advocates
  • Paul is VP of Activities and Classes. Talk to him about class ideas and such.
  • Tony runs the machine shop.

New Members & Guests

  • Jim is a new member and this his first meeting since joining. He's here with two guests Emily and Joanie. He's also an electrical contractor.
  • Jaremi is in the process of joining and he makes baskets and bows
  • Chris is from Oxford, MI, and he's a knife maker.
  • Tom has been visiting for a few months. He likes fixing electronics like phones and laptops. He's from Australia.
  • Austin is a professional nerd and roboticist.

Show and Tell

  • Paul made a bluetooth LED phone audio visualizer.
  • Mike Prime has some Cray supercomputer RAM chips that he's cast in clear resin to serve as coaster.
  • Art Made some laser-engraved family photo and laser-cut gift box.
  • Drew made a wood spiral cribbage board on the orange CNC Woodrouter
  • David has made a gigantic combination Luggage/Wardrobe out of welded aluminum diamond plate and angle aluminum, complete with large casters, D-rings, handles, and latches. It fits a person with plenty of room to spare, and still fits in a truck bed.
  • Austin has several in-progress knives he's working on.

Old Business

  • n/a

New Business


  • We're in the middle of negotiating the lease for our side of the building, and while that was happening B. Nektar gave notice on move-out. So we are working to sign a new 5 year lease on our current space to start January 1 and a separate lease for the other side of the building to start February 1.
  • Jim asks about the possibility of buying a building.
  • Mel: She has been working on that but isn't confident we'll be in a position to qualify for a mortgage for a few years.

Upcoming Events

  • Game Night Thursday.
  • Friday is the winter solstice.
  • Dec. 30 - Intro to CNC class.

Zone updates

Bicycle Shop

  • Working to categorize zone equipment on the wiki.

Laser Zone

  • Wolverine's tube died. It was still under warranty so a replacement has been ordered. Hopefully it will arrive by the end of the year.

Welding Zone

  • The chiller for the TIG welder now turns on automatically! Yay!
  • Jody reminds that welding classes happen by request. Slack, email, text, or call Jody.
  • There will likely be a TIG class in early January.



  • Motorsports has a pile of car.
  • There's a new 'Jeep' chassis to replace Car #3.


Broom Party

Lost & Found Party

Meeting Metrics

  • Time completed: 7:53
  • Attendees: 29

Action Item Summary

No action items.

Proposal Summary

No proposals.


  1. Mike F
  2. Arthur M
  3. Chris P
  4. Tony S
  5. Matt C
  6. Matt F
  7. Ross S
  8. Ruth S
  9. Marc S
  10. Steve N
  11. Drew J
  12. Paul L
  13. Austin A
  14. Mike W
  15. Mark F
  16. Karianne G
  17. Mel G
  18. Thomas D
  19. Joanie B
  20. Emily C
  21. Jim B
  22. David H
  23. Jaremi D
  24. Jeff B
  25. Nick H
  26. Jody R
  27. Frank L
  28. Greg G
  29. Dave S

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