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Re: Golden Leaf Top Terminal?
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- Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 02:40:45 -0600
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Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr@xxxxxxx>
I would worry more about the adhesive that is used to attach the gold leaf
to the toroid... it is basically a white glue in most cases yea
the streamers may burn thru the gold leaf but the hole will be of minimal
size.... BUT even tho I have tried to use gold leaf on other projects,
it always seems to come out in the "antique" look...
not the polished "solid brass" look we want... but than again a gold
toroid would look KEWL even if it was "antiqued".....
Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
My eye was caught with a little gold leaf toy at the store the other day:
Just a little jar filled with mineral oil and a bunch of gold leaf.
Really pretty!! Genuine Colorado gold too ;-))
So that got me thinking about the old thread about coating the top
terminal with gold leaf... We wondered if it would just burn off like the
aluminum in a CD. Or, maybe just the thin coating ( 2 millionths of an
inch thick!!) over metal would be protected and would last just
fine... Gold is very resilient to electrical burning off...
I was just wondering if anyone every actually "did it"? and how it worked
3.375 x 3.375 sheets of gold leaf can be bought in QTY 25 for about $40.
You paying for the pounding since that $40 gets you enough gold to make a
square of gold only 0.001 inch on a side!!! But just a tiny fraction of
that "looks" like a lot ;-))) Somebody can figure out how much 1
billionth of a square inch of gold is worth ;-))
But if gold leaf would stand up to arcing, it would be a cool thing to
cover a top terminal with!!