[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Hovis Biddle EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Aug 12 09:34:24 PDT 2013


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and prices.  Google is beta testing a viable alternative.  I'll send you an
invite.


On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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