[EMS Discuss] Vacuum former fundraiser

Mon Aug 26 08:54:38 PDT 2013

It looks like I need $25 more to get these parts purchased.  Are there any
takers?  Let me know and I can work out a way to collect it if you don't
want to use Paypal or Google wallet.


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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