November 14, 2023

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Time and Place

Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Hive13
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Weekly Meeting Agenda


Please take some time this evening to help keep the Hive awesome for everyone! Some simple tasks -

  • check parking tags on vertical storage and project storage
  • empty/load/run dishwasher
  • empty each big trashcan
  • empty recycling
  • throw away food/purge fridges

Membership, Policy Clarification: In response to Less than Excellent Tool borrowing we are reasserting the no tool loaning philosophy. Tools are disappearing! What tools may members borrow? Hive13 Code of conduct says you can’t take any tools from Hive13. No borrowing. We need to clarify and limit the borrowing process. It's too loose now. Go to Leadership Discussion to discuss Tool Policy. For Now, Tools may only be Borrowed with Advance Permission of the Area Warden or Member of Leadership. Tim Gregg is volunteering to help work on a tool inventory / library and coordinate with Jack M.
The process of what items may be borrowed will be evolving. Not all items have inventory tags – What may be borrowed? Set permission only now. Inventory list and library are valuable assets to Hive13 members only if they are available. Should we have a specific tool library for loaning tools?

  • Membership, please remember that when you bring a guest into the Hive, you are the one responsible for them for the duration of your time in the Hive. They are required to completely fill out a liability waiver, and we expect you to honor the Membership Agreement that you signed that states that you, the Member, will remain with your guest, your guest is not permitted to use any certification-only equipment, and that they will leave the Hive when you leave.
    • Because making is better together, Hive13 welcomes your well-behaved children and guests.
      • Members must assure all guests to Hive13, including minor children have a signed Liability Waiver.
      • Members will take care to assure the safety and good behavior of guests.
      • Members must accompany guests at all times. When you leave your guests leave.
      • Only Members may operate tools requiring certification. Some tools are off limits to anyone under 18.

We have recently modified this to allow for more educational opportunities. Please understand that these changes are to be allowed strictly on a case-by-case basis, and need to be signed off on by either a member of leadership and/or the Warden for the particular equipment to be used.

  • Guests may use certification required equipment given:
  • 1) they have been given appropriate safety training by their host or another qualified member,
  • 2) they are actively supervised by their host,
  • 3) The host assumes responsibility for any damage or injury that occurs as a consequence of the guest's usage of the space and tools.
  • The purge is HERE! Please do not put anything in the Dungeon, and if you currently have items stored in the Dungeon - PLEASE REMOVE
    • Starting this week, we will be sharing items in the Dungeon that are going to be purged. There will be a two-week grace period for the owner(s) to remove the item before it gets tossed or recycled.
  • This is a shared space, managed by volunteers. Please clean up after yourselves and if you are unsure how to do something, please ask! There have been far, far too many tools damaged lately, and this can be avoided by speaking up.
  • If something breaks, please email and notify the associated warden on Slack!
  • Leadership has recently updated our Commercial Use Policy Please look it over and feel free to reach out to Leadership with any questions.

Welcome Guests!

Upcoming Events and Classes

  • Outreach Committee Meeting is tomorrow, 11/15
    • We're cool! Low stress! See agenda addition for more info/links
  • Needlecraft Nite is this Friday, 11/17, from 6-9pm

Please let Lisa C. know if you plan on attending, and if you'd like pizza!

  • Monthly Potluck and Game Night is this SATURDAY, 11/18 from 6-9pm

Please let Lisa C. or Jackson B. know if you plan on attending, how many are in your party, what you intend to bring for the potluck, and any food sensitivities or allergies!

Committee Updates


  • Committee meeting THIS WEDNESDAY 🤖virtually🤖
    • Agenda here
    • This is a suuuuuuper low stress, high brainstorming meeting. What events do you want to see us at next year? What parades? Do you want us to host more outreach events? Let us know at the meeting OR in #outreach on Slack. Highly suggest checking out some previous meeting notes to see where we have been, where we don't wanna be, and what ideas at large (like STARE) we can grow.
      • There are some gaps in outreach history but those have been when it's just me or a quick check in before a big event. Please message me with any questions/clarifications!
    • I would love to thank all of our outreach team for an incredible year of us not only growing our own community but the community of makers in Cincinnati at large. Hive13 is such an incredible space in both how unique we are and what we offer to our makers. To another great year of outreach!
      • 🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻 Kostas P. (incredibly grateful outreach despot)

Dungeon Masters

  • Progress continues on the space preparation for new member storage! We currently have 3 Cornerstone Corner spaces available, and a few regular spaces available on request. Please contact John Clark or Kate Cook if you're interested - there is a process to follow on Intweb for a formal request.

Warden Updates

  • 3D Printing
    • I plan on bringing in my 3D printing pen to my warden hours next week (4-6pm barring any emergencies) to demo and let people test out. I've found it super useful at home and a lot of fun. Would love some input on how other people like it before considering it for votes and whatnot. Come hang out then!
    • I have not forgotten the resin printers and am hoping to get the enclosures/workflow/wasteflow sorted in January and February. Again major props to Josty for sharing the CNC files for his resin printer enclosures! If this speaks to you, speak to me (Kostas) via Slack @mortuarymaven
  • Lasers
    • Shawn has granted Kostas P. certification powers while he's out but wanted to check in if any other members felt comfortable certifying or wanted a refresher prior to becoming a certifier. Please contact Shawn (@retry2 on Slack) to let him know you can and/or want a refresher. It may take a minute for a response, message Kostas P. to prod him if needed.


Vote for a Resaw Fence for the bandsaw in the woodshop. This vote closes today.
And some additional votes for your consideration!

Frisbee Round & Hive Fives

  • See slideshow