Coil Winding Machine

From:  terryf-at-verinet-dot-com [SMTP:terryf-at-verinet-dot-com]
Sent:  Monday, June 01, 1998 9:08 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Coil Winding Machine

Hi Mark,

        I use a computer controlled winder I built about 7 months ago.  The
construction details are at:


        Terry Fritz

At 01:17 PM 6/1/98 -0500, you wrote:
>From:  Mark Conway [SMTP:mconway-at-netgate.co.nz]
>Sent:  Sunday, May 31, 1998 4:56 PM
>To:  Tesla List
>Subject:  Coil Winding Machine
>Hi Everyone,
>At the moment I am just about to rebuild my secondary on my solid state
>coil. The secondary I have at the moment is a plastic rubbish bin wound
>with 0.25mm enamel wire. It has given great service (I get arcs about 12
>inches long out of it) but I am now starting to get arcs coming out of the
>side of the coil (caused by not always being in tune - this semiconductor
>coil is very sensitive to the environment it is in- I can stop it from
>arcing by simply moving my hand to a different position). These arcs have
>caused a bit of carbonisation.
>Anyway, last time I wound the secondary it took me about a week to wind the
>kilometre or so of fine wire onto the bucket. This time I would like to
>automate the process. Anybody have any ideas about how I could do this? I
>can get access to a lathe but I dont really know how to set it up to wind
>the coil - any advice? Has anybody out there built an automated coil
>winding machine?
>Best Regards,