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Re: This Hobby's Expensive - Was - Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

Original poster: "colin heath" <colin.heath4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

hi all,
im sure if terry didnt have the funds available he would still be coiling and also would find other ways of doing the same thing. just remeber what terry has done is not expensive. yes using a rack mount case and a digital scope like his costs a lot but you dont have to do these yourself. the components terry used are very reasonably priced. if terry chooses to use expensive bits to "finish" the coil then good luck. terry has also used nice wooden cases as have many others. if you use your imagination there are many ways to do it.
just enjoy the hobby and remember that all these different constaints lead to all these varied and interesting designs

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: This Hobby's Expensive - Was - Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Controller Experiment

Original poster: Ben McMillen <spoonman534@xxxxxxxxx>

Hi all,
   Some of the greatest innovation comes about due to lack
of a sufficient budget. Make do with what you can find, not
what you can buy (that's what I always tell myslef). As a
graduate student, I'm about as poor as they get, so finding
me in a dumpster somewhere or toting of a box of junk I
found is not uncommon around here..

So for those of you who don't have 'bottomless pockets',
keep your eyes open.. you never know what you may find..

Coiling In Pittsburgh
Ben McMillen

--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>
> All hobbies can be expensive. They can also be cheap,
> if you've got the time and patience to do some
> scrounging. No, you're probably not gonna get a fancy
> digital storage scope in a HamFest for $25, but you
> may find an old fashioned analog scope for that.
> Besides HamFests, there are free microwave ovens along
> the side of many roads, older TV's have flybacks, 17"
> and larger computer monitors are being thrown away (or
> sold for nearly nothing) everywhere, now that folks
> want flat panels. Don't be afraid to do some dumpster
> diving. Heck, I found a 14.4 kV 25 kVA pig for FREE! I
> got a LincolnArc 225 arc welder at a garage sale
> pretty cheap. I believe Greg Hunter got an arc welder
> for free by placing an ad in his local paper asking
> for non-working welders. eBay is great, but you gotta
> read the ads carefully and check the seller's ratings.
> For tools, garage sales are great. If quality and/or
> precision aren't that critical, there's always Harbor
> Freight.
> Good luck
> Adam
> --- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  > Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie"
>  > <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  >
>  > Steve,
>  > That's my other problem, you guys seem to have
>  > bottomless pockets when it
>  > comes to hobby expenditures!!!