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Re: Perfect primary?

Original poster: "S & J Young by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <youngs-at-konnections-dot-net>


Try this:  Lay the wire out in a straight line.  Then attach one end to a
bench vice or such.  Somehow, with a lever or come-along, pull the other end
to stretch the wire a bit.  This will give you a perfectly straight,
unkinked wire.  Then carefully wind it around a round form about the
diameter of the middle of your primary form.  Finally, carefully insert the
wire into your primary supports.  Hopefully, your supports are slotted so
you don't have to run the wire through a bunch of holes.
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Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 5:47 AM
Subject: Perfect primary?

> Original poster: "acmnovak by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> Hello All,
> I'm working on a couple small coils this week which use #6 wire as the
> primary conductor. Could someone please tell me how to get a really nice
> looking coil without sags or uneven spaces?
> I've got six supports cut out of UHMW-PE which hold the turns .2" apart...
> However, the rest of the coil looks kinda shabby so far.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> -Mike Novak