Re: secondary winding

Well I guess I'm on the leading edge of TC advancement--a pioneer in my
own right! ;)

She actually *likes* coils.....but then again, she also likes riding
along when I go blasting through country roads at triple digits :)

BTW we did 31" in less than an hour.  Coil looks great!


Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Malcolm Watts" <malcolm.watts-at-wnp.ac.nz>
> 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.
> :)
> Malcolm
> > 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
> >
> >