Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....

In a message dated 8/3/99 6:55:43 PM Central Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

<<  I've wound 700-800mm of
 #26 SWG wire on  a 100mm PVC tube so far. By hand. Pipe lying on the floor.
 Aggghhh! >>
The old timer radio hams were also faced with the problem of winding coils by 
The easiest method was to simply anchor your spool of wire in a vise and wind 
coil by holding the form in your hands. As you walk towards the anchored 
spool you
can keep tension on the wire. Beats knee pads.
Good luck on your coil.

Ralph Zekelman