Re: Idea for Capacitor

Subject:  Re: Idea for Capacitor
  Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 22:15:50 -0700
  From:  "Norman F. Stanley" <nfs-at-midcoast-dot-com>
    To:   Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

At 11:20 PM 6/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Subject:       Re: Idea for Capacitor
>       Date:   Thu, 12 Jun 1997 08:32:20 +1200
>       From:   "Malcolm Watts" <MALCOLM-at-directorate.wnp.ac.nz>
>Organization:  Wellington Polytechnic, NZ
>         To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Hi Fr. McGahee, all,
>                      I have built plate caps (without the wicking) 
>in more-or-less the way you describe. I offer a warning on the use of 
>acrylic for compressing the thing - the acrylic bends like hell, even 
>the thicker stuff. I was incredibly disappointed. The idea is great 
>though. Perhaps someone can suggest something a lot more rigid. 
>Alternatively, some kind of G-clamp to compress it in the middle, at 
>least temporarily until the cap is dunked in the oil?

I would expect a resin like acrylic would deform and flow under
high pressure.  How would a reinforced laminate like Micarta (?) do?  I
since I have some slabs of this stuff, about 1" thick.  Would it stand
to oil?