Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....
Instead of lying on the floor next time just cut a few simple plywood disks
to fit into the ends of your tube, and then make a simple support with some
old scrap 2 x 4's lumber and add a crank on one end and a bearing on the
other end. Very simple, easy to make, and it will same you time while
allowing you to make a much neater looking coil.
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....
>Original Poster: Parpp807-at-aol-dot-com
>In a message dated 8/3/99 6:55:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
><< I've wound 700-800mm of
> #26 SWG wire on a 100mm PVC tube so far. By hand. Pipe lying on the
> Aggghhh! >>
>The old timer radio hams were also faced with the problem of winding coils
>The easiest method was to simply anchor your spool of wire in a vise and
>coil by holding the form in your hands. As you walk towards the anchored
>can keep tension on the wire. Beats knee pads.
>Good luck on your coil.