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ta0

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2014, 11:42:32 PM »

Thanks Don!  It sounds like a very good price!

The quote I am getting online for sending a 100lb skid from Rochester to Cincinnati by FedEx freight is $160 (2-day freight economy). Say $200 with packing costs. This would make it a $400 total project, what is very doable. I guess we need final agreement by John and it is a go.
John: you need to think how much would be a fair amount to charge for the tops, considering your time and materials. Then we just commit enough "pre-orders" from members (we need very few).

Mark Hayward may have a few extra tips he made for these tops (I need one of those Mark!)

I am already excited thinking on the new things that John may be able to do with this machine!

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2014, 06:46:01 AM »

Jorge I sent a PM to you.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2014, 10:52:38 AM »

If johnm wants to do it, I'll definitely contribute to the project!
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2014, 11:05:18 AM »

If John wants the equipment, I'm In!!! With or Without a SpinTop
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2014, 11:50:57 AM »

I'm pretty new here, but I'll also contribute and like Shootist, even without a Spintop.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2014, 12:25:11 PM »

Ok, I got a go from John!  These will be the conditions:

We will accept donations of $20 (no more than 3 donations per person) to send the machine for JohnM so he can experiment with it. If one day he successfully makes some tops using Don's mold, the donors would have first pick and would get a credit of $25 on the top price. It is understood that this may or may not happen, so the money should be considered a donation. In the worst case, we auction the mold among collectors, sell the machine, and any money obtained will go to the future spintop association.

You can post your donation below. There are 20 spots ($20 x 20 = $400).

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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »

Yippee!  I just cashed my check and I have some money.  I'm in.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2014, 01:55:30 PM »

Great!

Sign me up for 3.  That should be $60.00.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2014, 02:06:28 PM »

A magical and communal rotational top molding machine,
You gotta admit, it sounds like a dream.

Were giant tops will be born and learn to spin,
To play, to mod and see were that leads.

Who knows what marvelous top contraption will be invented,
To whirl away like it's creator intended.

It's a proposition were we all win,
So I won't hesitate to count myself in.

One spot
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2014, 02:21:29 PM »

Put me down for 2 $40.00 dollars. Just let me know where to send the money.
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2014, 03:44:36 PM »

I forgot to say that I am in with $40.

So far:

LarryD $60
Shootist $40
Dick $40
Trompos del Mundo $40
ta0 $40
Sabaspin $20
Jim $20
lincolnrick $20
Earl $20
Eric $20
Kirk $20
Neff $20
Ludo $20




Total committed so far $240 $260 $280 $300 $320 $340 $380
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2014, 05:47:37 PM »

I'll take two = $40.00
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2014, 06:54:18 PM »

Not to hijack the thread, but....

Don (silvertop), I sent you a PM a week or so ago.  Did you see it?  If not, let me know, and I'll resend....
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2014, 03:44:32 AM »

hi all
i'm very glad that this good ol'machine turns out to the root of a community project.../////
like most of you I was on the" with or without a top" line

big thank you john, and be sure that no pressure will be put on you whatsoever ;D ;D
i smile in advance when the delivery takes place >:D

jim
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Re: Educational size rotational molding machine
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2014, 11:12:01 AM »

hi all
i'm very glad that this good ol'machine turns out to the root of a community project.../////
like most of you I was on the" with or without a top" line

big thank you john, and be sure that no pressure will be put on you whatsoever ;D ;D
i smile in advance when the delivery takes place >:D

jim
I am with you Jim. Although no tops may come out of this, I have a good hunch that will not be the case. I cannot stop thinking in Don's almost 5-inchers in swirl colors, even though it is not clear if recycled plastic could be used. Also I dream on weird shapes and specially on one that is bouncy (but a rubbery material that can be used in this process would have to be found first). Donors should also get first pick at these  ;D

One unique thing about this rotary molding is that you get a hollow top with no hollowing and just a little hole for outgasing. These tops would float and would be safe to used around rivers and fountains ::)
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