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Re: Newbie with a questions

Original poster: "Mike Tucknott" <michael.tucknott@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Mark

you have the right idea.
I like to paint on a little varnish on the coil form then varnish the coil
this keeps all the wire in place and helps to protect the coil.

where in the UK are you mark??

goto to http://freespace.virgin.net/michael.tucknott/tesla.htm

Cheers Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 5:52 AM
Subject: Newbie with a questions

> Original poster: mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hi,
> I'm new to the tesla coil world and coil winding, I'm currently building a
> coil using a 15kv nst.  Anyway I fine on the contruction of everything
> than winding the secondary coil, I've obtained a 3"x27" piece of acrylic
> which has a high sheen to it. Now I've never wound such a large coil, (the
> largest was a loo roll tube when I was a kid for a antenna tuner.) Can you
> suggest how to go about a fixing the wire for the first turn and how to
keep it
> in place while winding, special as I'm doing this by hand. My own thoughts
> to rough the acrylic up as to not have a slippery surface, and apply a
> varnish as I go which should go tacky and hold the wire.
> Anyway thanks for any suggestions
> Cheers
> Mark
> UK