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Re: Elkonite

Original poster: "brian by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <ka1bbg1-at-mcttelecom-dot-com>

Hi, as an old machinist many materials that seem unthreadable are often made
to have threads by grinding the threads into the material. Often a part that
is to be sintered(tungsten carbide )for one can have threads cast in and
then ground to finnish. cul brian
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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: Elkonite

> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Hello all,
> With some of the recent talk on brass vs tungsten electrodes
> ( I agree, tungsten is the best, but brass will do ), I noticed a
> webpage a few months ago that showed a coil whose SG elec-
> trodes were make of threaded copper/tungsten alloy ( elkonite )
> bolts. I wrote him asking where he got these elkonite "bolts" but
> never got any response. Unfortunately, I don't know the URL, but
> I was hoping someone out there may know about this. I'm sure
> elkonite may be purchased in plain roundstock from some indus-
> trial supply companies, like Mcmaster-Carr, but I've never seen
> any tungsten alloys that were precision machined with threads.
> The threads make for much simpler mounting and securing of the
> electrodes and if I could locate some elkonite bolts, I could try re-
> placing my all-brass electrodes on my coil system with the elkonite
> ones (if the price was right).
> Sparking in Memphis,
> David Rieben