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Re: More on Thoriated Tungsten

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <tesla123-at-pacbell-dot-net>

Nah, just do what I did. Put the rod in drill and spin it at an angle on a
file. 8 nice rounded
electrodes in about half and hour on pure tungsten (don't go beyond the
center rod length - you
want electrodes to have the same length for RSG applications). This photo
shows the electrode
rounding if you look close enough.

Of course, I'm the son of a mechanic. Our fine adjustment tool is a 20
pound sledge hammer and
we clean the grease off our hands with gasoline (no joke). I don't look the
part, but yep,
that's my background - grew up under a car.

BTW, dad is 70 years now, healthy as a horse, and can still kick my butt.

Take care,

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Steve Mach by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Greg,All,  Today I talked to the fabricators about grinding thoriated rods.
> Their reply: you MUST,MUST either "wet grind" or wear well fitting mask
> approved for radioactive particulates.They "wet grind"(both their rods and
> mine). SM
> (perhaps I should dig up my geiger counter and investigate,if it still works)