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Re: Primary Frustration!

Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>

I drilled my holes one size larger than my tubing. The
same thing happened when I wound this one:


As you may can see, I simply backed out enough turns
to get the supports back into shape, then drilled and
screwed them into my base.

You could try fastening you supports to your base,
then use some kind of lubricant to help complete your
primary. As you can see, mine had over 19 turns of
1/4", so it is possible.


--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: "Daniel Koll"
> <dk_spl_audio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> I was starting to wind my primary (3/16" copper
> tubing with 3/16" between
> turns).  I made 4 plexi supports and drilled 3/16"
> holes to wind the
> primary in.  I mounted them with silicone onto my TC
> table I made.  I
> waited over a day for the silicone to dry.  I had my
> girlfriend come over
> to help, we got almost half way and all the silicone
> supports ripped off,
> GRR!!!  It was getting very hard to rotate through
> as well.  I don't know
> what to do now.
> I know a lot of you say to drill the holes half way
> into the supports so
> the tubing will "snap" in but it is too late for
> that.  I have a chop saw
> but it has a standard DeWalt blade (for wood) in it.
>  Even if I went slow I
> would be scared that it would crack, chip, or
> shatter.  Any suggestions or
> ideas?

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