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Re: Primary Frustration!
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- Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 07:43:16 -0600
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Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I looked at your primary. Man, that is some nice looking work.
Congratulations. I really admire your craftsmanship. That had to take a lot
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Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Primary Frustration!
> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle
> 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 <<mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Original poster: "Daniel Koll"
> > <<mailto:dk_spl_audio@xxxxxxxxxxx>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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