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Motor Shop Resources

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <Level5ive-at-aol-dot-com>

I imagine that most of the list members know that electric motor rewind shops 
are good resources for materials…but I’m not really sure if you all
really how good of a resource they can be. You would not believe the amount 
of insulation material that a motor shop throws away in one day. Take today 
for instance. 
Today I acquired a lot of good materials that we were just throwing away as 
I got about $150 worth of 15-mil mica mat, about a rollworth of Kapton tape 
($40 a roll), 
and a 28” X 28” X 3/16” piece of G10 ($$). 
 I’ve also acquired lots of other stuff over time including 2 – 12ft X
diameter G10 tubes ($$$$(my coil forms)). 

Now I know that you are thinking that this stuff is easier for me to get 
because I work there, but the motor shops that I’ve worked at, have all 
willingly gave away scrap materials to anyone that just asks. 

So check out your local motor rewind shop ;  it’s worth a try.