[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Fri Aug 9 18:49:04 PDT 2013

Come payday, I'll add another 50. (Aug 15)

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> 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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