Secondary Winding Done

Hello All:

    I was able to take the time to get my secondary completed today.  
It seems that most of my time has either been at work or collecting 
parts for this project.  Today, I took the advice that was listed in 
the past, namely making a secondary winder to make the job easier 
and I finally got started.  I took a 0-90VDC gearmotor with 0-20 RPM 
output and used it to build a winder.  Some wood, some nails and 
that ever present trusty duct tape and it worked great.  I used an 
acrylic form 8"diameter by 36" long and wound 28" of #20 wire on it.  
It took about 1 1/2 hours with my daughter helping feed the wire off 
the spool.  The other advice that I followed was to use the Behr 
Super Build 50 product--$22.99 for 48 oz.  Not cheap stuff but it 
sure looks great!  I'm now going to need some ideas on how to get 
that Behr stuff off the keyboard here too! :-) Just kidding-- hope 
the secondary drys by tomorrow, but it may need some heat, since the 
basement here in Wisconsin isn't all that warm.
   Well, my next step is the spark gap--I'm going for a 
rotary/series type (using pole pig) that will have a small plastic 
fan mounted on either side of the rotor unit.  This type of fan only 
requires about 27 watts at 3450 RPM so I feel at higher RPM I should 
still not overload the drive motor (I hope!).  I hope to, in effect, 
help purge the immediate area simply by providing a significant 
number of air exchanges per minute in the area of all the spark 
gaps.  It should work along the lines of avacuum gap, maybe with an 
attitude.  I would appreciate any comments if this fan idea has 
already been tried--good or bad news--either would help.  Well, I 
better run back down and see if the secondary is still going round 
and round.  I sure would hate to ruin it now since it looks pretty 
nice with that Behr Super Build 50!   

Chuck Curran
Cedarburg, Wisconsin