[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Mon Aug 12 08:54:24 PDT 2013

I should also note, that the price of $226.00 is for 4 heating elements.
 This is enough to give us a 2'x2' vacuum table.  You have probably noticed
that the vacuum former is actually 4'x2'.  Our electrical system at EMS is
not powerful enough to run the full size table yet so as a way to save
money, we are building the table to actually vacuform 2'x2' plastic.  If we
ever upgrade the electrical or move to a new building with better
electrical, we can pretty easily expand the vacuum table by purchasing
another heating element kit, adding some additional wiring, and making a
larger Platen (the table piece with the holes in it).  I just thought I
should mention this so everyone understands what the $226 is actually
getting us.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Thanks everyone!  Between all of us we should have enough funds to move on
> to the next step.  Mark, I'll send you my account number again.  If anyone
> else is an OCCU member, let me know and I can send you my account info too.
>  That's the quickest easiest way to transfer the money.  I'm getting a
> personal Paypal account setup now so others who have Paypal can use that to
> "gift" the funds to me.  Anyone who wants to just hand me cash in person,
> please let me know and we can just set a time to meet at EMS.
> Thanks so much!
> On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM, Greg Norman <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> What's the best way to get you the $$?   Pay Pall work?
>> Greg
>>   ------------------------------
>>  *From:* Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* discuss <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *Sent:* Friday, August 9, 2013 2:04 PM
>> *Subject:* [EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser
>> 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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