Re: secondary winding

Hi Stan,
             Getting the girlfriend to crank is certainly a new idea.  I'll be 
interested to see how my wife's enthusiasm for coiling holds up after 
I get her to crank when I wind 5+feet of a new coil.


> Original Poster: Stan <sdarling-at-columbus.rr-dot-com> 
> Hello all,
> I am currently working on winding a 6"x30" secondary.  Much of this
> I'm sure is old news but one part I don't think I've ever seen
> mentioned on this list.  I'm winding on 6" PVC sewer pipe.  I simply
> got two appropriate end caps, got some 3/8" threaded metal rod,
> drilled 3/8" holes in each end cap, put the rod through and set the
> whole thing in a makeshift wooden stand.  I used a casement window
> handle, which fits nicely on the 3/8" rod.  
> Here's the new idea: I got a 3" c-clamp and stuck one of those cork
> thingies you put on heavy objects to prevent them from scratching wood
> on each face of the clamp.  I tightened it down on the wire and had my
> girlfriend crank.  The clamp makes a very nice little handle and I
> adjusted the tightness of the clamp (and thus the tension on the wire)
> on the fly.  It was quite easy to get the clamp set tight enough that
> it produced sufficient tensino to wind but not enough to damage the
> wire or make it excessively hard for her to crank.  The cork keeps the
> insulation on the wire from getting stripped off.  I tried the velvety
> kind too but they didn't work so well.  The clamp sure beats bare
> hands or fumbling gloved hands.
> -Stan