Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....
A bearing isn't absolutely required, but at around $3.50 per bearing it's
very cheap, and it makes the undriven end run very smooth and prevents
"coilform wobble" which makes winding more difficult.
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Friday, August 06, 1999 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: newbie here, sorry for interrupting....
>Original Poster: Don Allen <dona-at-amigo-dot-net>
>At 08:45 PM 08/04/1999 -0600, Tesla List wrote:
>>Original Poster: "Dr. Resonance" <Dr.Resonance-at-next-wave-dot-net>
>You don't even need a bearing on the end. You can just let the threaded
>rod run free in a hole at the end of the form support. Make sure you secure
>the hand crank very tight as it can work loose.
>Here's a quick jig I put together in no time.
>Quick, but it worked.
>>Instead of lying on the floor next time just cut a few simple plywood
>>to fit into the ends of your tube, and then make a simple support with
>>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.
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