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RE: turnoid question

Original poster: "Ralph Zekelman" <gridleak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The best toroids are made by John Freau. They are kinda pricey
but the results are worth the cost.

I would forget the chicken wire. I think the finished surface
will look like chicken pox. I have had good results using the Super-flex
tubing available from McMaster-Carr. This is an accordion pleated tubing
that can be stretched out from 2  to 15 feet without fear of tearing.
Pictures of my toroids are available at

Ralph Zekelman

-----Original Message----- From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:36 PM To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: turnoid question

Original poster: John Krinks <jk175400@xxxxxxxx>

Hello all,

I'm new to this list and I am a senior in civil engineering (formerly
electrical engineering) at Ohio University. I have a bit of free time
quarter during the weekdays and decided to build my first tesla coil. I
to be having a little trouble deciding on how to construct a turnoid. I
realize that the better the turnoid, the longer the streamers - so I
want to
make this good, without spending too much cash. I was thinking of
forming some
chicken wire into a donut shape and then wraping that in aluminum foil.
would greatly appreciate any alternate suggestions or comments on that

John Krinks