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

Rick Osgood rick at richardosgood.com
Sat Feb 1 17:20:41 PST 2014


Thanks everyone!  I think I have enough sponsors now for this to work.  I
really appreciate it.  Also, I love the phrase "fill with vacuum".  Are you
really filling it with vacuum?  Or are you just emptying it of everything.


On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Weston Turner <wstnturner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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