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Re: Smallest TC ever

Original poster: "Malcolm Watts by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <m.j.watts-at-massey.ac.nz>

Hi Ed,

On 1 May 01, at 11:33, Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> Tesla list wrote:
> > 
> > Original poster: "Jason Petrou by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <jasonp-at-btinternet-dot-com>
> > 
> > me?!?! watches?!?! no way! I used a toothepick with a groove on it
> > to guide the wire onto the tube and i used talc to stop it from
> > breaking - it took hours!!!!
> > 
> > Jason
>  No one has mentioned this so may be common knowledge, but the easiest
> way to wind fine wire from a spool is to place the spole on one end
> and let the wire spiral off around the other.  This way there is no
> inertia involved except that of the wire itself, and much less change
> of breaking and tangling.  Of course, the end must be smooth and free
> of snags.
> Ed

Exactly how I do it and I've done it for guitar pickups with 5000 
turns+. There is a gotcha that seems to get worse for thicker wire 
though. As it comes off the spool, it naturally starts twisting and 
too much loose wire between the spool and winding can cause kinks to