Inhaling Epoxy!

From:  Bill Noble [SMTP:william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com]
Sent:  Thursday, June 11, 1998 1:19 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Inhaling Epoxy!

why not just wrap a piece of pipe or tubing of the desired diameter with
saran wrap, then wind your coil, then coat with epoxy and remove the pipe?
may want to wax or oil the pipe before you start.

>From:  Tesla List [SMTP:tesla-at-stic-dot-net]
>Sent:  Monday, June 08, 1998 8:36 PM
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>Subject:  Inhaling Epoxy!
>From:  c604313-at-showme.missouri.edu [SMTP:c604313-at-showme.missouri.edu]
>Sent:  Monday, June 08, 1998 1:06 PM
>To:  Tesla listserver
>Subject:  Inhaling Epoxy!
>Hello to all,
> I'm planning on constructing my own secondary coil form. This is
> First cut out two disks from a piece of ply wood. Separate them
>with braces such that the disks appear to be two end caps of a cylinder.
>Take a thin cotton sheet and stretch it between the two end caps such that
>the sheet appears to be the sides of the cylinder. Next, coat the sheet
>with epoxy and let cure. wrap on the wire and coat with another layer of
>epoxy. Cut coil from wooden disks and finish of with cotton sheet / and
>epoxy for the end caps.
> 1) Secondary can be made to any dimensions one chooses.
> 2) Epoxy has strong dielectric strength.
> 3) Coil walls can be made thin.
> 4) Epoxy has very low dissipation factor to RF currents.
> 5) Epoxy is nearly impervious to water moisture.
> 6) Epoxy cures hard yet will not crack.
> 7) Left over epoxy can be used to insulate / adhere other parts of
>    the T.C.
> 1) Expensive.
> 2) Labor intensive.
> My question to the group is this: Where might I find a low viscous
>epoxy with good electrical characteristics?
>                                       Thanks in advance,
>                                       Bert S.
>p.s. Why do we use the Earth as ground?
>     Because, it's the biggest thing closest to us.