Re: Wine bottle Tesla coils
On Thu, 5 Dec 1996 23:01:49 -0700, Tesla List
<tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>, you wrote:
>>From Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com Thu Dec 5 22:59:35 1996
>Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 14:34:58 -0500
>Subject: Wine bottle Tesla coils
>If I do make a small coil using a wine bottle, I need to cut about 1.5" off
>the neck of the bottle so the small toroid won't be too high. Does anyone
>know how to cut bottles? I remember reading that you can take a string
>soaked in lighter fluid, tie it around the bottle, light it and let it burn
>for 10 seconds or so and then dunk in it a bucket of water. Has anyone tried
>this - or got any better ideas?
That worked for me 30 years ago with 1 gallon wine jugs. Also
try scoring the glass with a "glass cutter" and touching the score
mark with a hot iron.
If these methods fail, say ah *&^%, have another bottle of
wine and try again;) it takes a few tries to get it right.