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

Weston Turner wstnturner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 17:02:23 PST 2014


I'll sponsor the vac former. We should have a vacuum forming party when it's done! I don't know exactly what that entails, but filling things with vacuum would be part of it I'm sure.

Regards,
Weston

> On Feb 1, 2014, at 8:13 AM, Cord Slatton <cord42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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