[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Aug 9 14:54:24 PDT 2013


Hey Rick,

I'll chip in $40. Won't be there tonight (going to the SLUG queen
coronation), but if your OCCU account hasn't changed I can transfer it that
way. Glad to see this moving to the next stage!

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> We're finally nearing completion of the vacuum former.  Unfortunately the
> last couple of steps require that we spend larger chunks of money in order
> to proceed.  I don't have enough money right now to drop on all of this so
> I thought I would reach out to the EMS community to see if anyone wanted to
> donate some money to the project.  When the vacuum former is completed, it
> will live at EMS and be available for all members to use.  That was always
> the idea.
>
> The final three steps we have to do are:
>
> 1. Purchase, build and install the heating elements ($226.00)
> 2. Purchase and install the vacuum pump system (~$400-$500 if everything
> is bought)
> 3. Install the electrical system (Not sure on the price yet as I have not
> researched it)
>
> I'm hoping to try and get the $226 together to order the heating element
> kits so we can work on that.  Once that is completed, I intend to update
> the group and see if we can organize more funding for the vacuum system.
>  When that time comes, I'll have a more detailed plan to show what it
> should specifically cost and where that money is going.
>
> The heating element kit really needs to be purchased from this source as
> it's one of the most finicky parts of the build.  These kits are designed
> specifically for this machine.  The vacuum system we may be able to cut
> costs if anyone has a big enough tank (or tanks) and a vacuum pump that can
> draw a good enough vacuum.  I'll send more details about that once we get
> to that step in the build process.
>
> If you have anything you would like to donate to the cause, please let me
> know and we can work it out.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Rick
>
>
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