[EMS Discuss] Sponsor the Vacuum Former! (not asking for money)

Cord Slatton cord42 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 08:13:48 PST 2014


I certainly vote to have it be a sponsored EMS project


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Ellery Weber <ellery at elleryweber.com>wrote:

> That works for me. I just want to make sure and EMS sponsored project is
> actively being worked on with a goal for completion.
>
> Thanks Rick! I officially vote for EMS sponsorship of this project.
>
> Ew
> On Jan 31, 2014 1:21 PM, "Rick Osgood" <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:
>
>> For a project plan, can I just say I'll have it done February 29? :P
>>  Seriously though, here's what I came up with:
>>
>> - Get vacuum pump system tested, working, completed - February 28
>> - Build the front control panel - March 31
>> - Purchase and complete electrical system - May 31
>> - Mount Platen and build steel 2x2 clamp frame adapter - June 30
>> - Tweak and test system - July 31
>>
>> Estimated final completion is July 31 - six months from today.
>>
>> I think this might be a conservative estimate and I hope that we can
>> accelerate the timeline.  But knowing how life is, I think this is an
>> honest guess as to how long things will take.  The electrical system might
>> end up being costly.  If so, I might have to try and pass the hat again to
>> see if I can raise more money and things might be delayed depending on how
>> that goes.  I'm guessing it won't be an issue though.
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Actually I think email should be fine.  We don't need people to vote
>>> "yay or nay".  I just need to know that X number of members said they
>>> approve to sponsor it.  I think that should be easy enough to do if people
>>> just reply to this thread.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I can try to find something for the vacuum former.  For the target
>>>> range, I haven't heard anyone from the team state what they even want to do
>>>> yet so it might be premature to setup an online poll.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <
>>>> danburgwyld at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I suggest we set up a web survey for both this and the target range -
>>>>> it's going to get nutty collecting votes via email. And I vote to sponsor
>>>>> both...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:37 AM, James Hukill <James at hukill.net>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I will sponsor both in $$ and to have it adopted by EMS.  This is a
>>>>>> cool, unique and when completed,  a piece of equipment that will draw
>>>>>> people to the shop.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com
>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  TL;DR: I'm asking for the members to sponsor the vacuum former
>>>>>>> project for 6 months so I don't have to pay a storage fee.  I need 51% of
>>>>>>> them to say yes.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I sent out an email about the target range, but I also have a
>>>>>>> project that fits within the storage policy and it would be unfair to not
>>>>>>> follow the same guidelines.  I've been working on the vacuum former for a
>>>>>>> long time (May will be two years actually... time flies).  We took a break
>>>>>>> over the holiday season because of vacations, family time, etc.  We are
>>>>>>> back in full swing now meeting every Thursday to get this done.  We have to
>>>>>>> finish the vacuum pump system (We are about 75% done with that), then do
>>>>>>> the electrical, and one or two other small things.  After that we should be
>>>>>>> done.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This project takes up enough space that I either have to start
>>>>>>> paying for it (~$25 per month) or I need to get at least 51% of the members
>>>>>>> to agree to sponsor it for a set period of time.  *So I'm asking
>>>>>>> the members to sponsor the project for another 6 months*.  I'm
>>>>>>> hoping to get it done sooner of course, but we only have about 2 hours per
>>>>>>> week in general to work on this and I want to be realistic.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So what say you, members?  Will you sponsor the project?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Rick
>>>>>>>
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