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Re: From Portugal-tungsten electrodes

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Don't worry about our time( or at least not my time). LOL.
If your comment's are off topic or way to trivial, Terry won't put it on the
list,and he'll send you an e-mail that says
"This was not posted on the list:
       Haha! your Tesla coil didn't work! What a loser!"
Then he'll probably kick you off the list for saying stuff like that in the
first place, or at least I would if I were him.
But since nobody ever says things like that, there's nothing to worry about.
I don't think you'll get kicked or anything just for wasting time. I waste
time all the time and I just get personal e-mails back from Terry after a
short time explaining that I waste time all the time and its time I stop
wasting time. Or something. LOL.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list Fritz"
<tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@twfpowerelectronics.com>; <")"@pupman.com>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 12:43 PM
Subject: From Portugal-tungsten electrodes

Original poster: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= =?iso-8859-1?Q?_Lu=EDs?=


First, thank you all for the worm welcome. I never thought that this list
was so active and had so many members. It's a good surprise.
When I first read about tesla ciols and spark gaps. the first material I
thought using for it was a Tig tungsten electrode. I'm a blacksmith and
I've been using hem for quite a while. But I also remenbered that every
time I forget to open the Argon gaz, the electrode melts instantly. But I
don't know the results without trying, tomorrow I'm going to by some
thicker electrodes, mine arre just 2mm diameter.
I also thought about using plasma cutting electrodes. they are made of
copper with a nucleum of tusgstem. The copper even has a thread in its
body so they are easily fitted. There's also carbon arc welding
electrodes. They arre used to make grooves and for cutting. I never worked
with it but I believe they withstand large currents without melting. When
I was in High school I used carbon electrodes from used 4,5v batteries to
make electric arcs using a regular AC welding machine. They didn't wear
out easily.
Sorry if I took too much of your time, I should have consulted the
archives to see if this subject had already been treated, but I didn't get
the time yet and I thought the subject followed the thread of the list.

Thank you all.

Sorry for any mispelling but i'm not from a english talking country.

Jose Luis