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

Ellery Weber ellery at elleryweber.com
Fri Jan 31 13:35:19 PST 2014


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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