[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Aug 15 11:45:46 PDT 2013


That'd be from me. Somehow it didn't give me a chance to input a note.


On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Did one of you guys transfer $40 into my bank account today?  I randomly
> see $40 in there but there's note showing who it came from or what it was
> for.  I'm guessing it was related to this but I'm trying to keep track of
> all the funds that come in so I can make sure it goes to the right place.
>  Please let me know if you xferred money to me directly.
>
> Thanks,
> Rick
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>
>> Well I have a Google Wallet account now too.  So if anyone wants to pay
>> via that method, you can send it to rick (at) richardosgood.com.  My
>> paypal account is linked to my other email address of ricosgoo (at)
>> gmail.com. It will take a couple days for both the Paypal account and
>> the Google wallet account to successfully link to my bank account.  Once
>> they are linked, I can get access to the funds and order the parts.  Thanks
>> again!
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Hovis Biddle <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>
>>> May I recommend NOT using Paypal?  Seriously, they have terrible
>>> policies 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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