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Re: Newbie with a questions

Original poster: Slurp812 <slurp812@xxxxxxxxx>

I too was a n00b to winding coils. I did lots of research, and came up
with a 2x4 frame to support a length of threaded rod, and a pulley and
a hand drill with a light dimmer to vary the speed. I used, believe it
or not, 2 pieces of coat hanger wire a paper towel , and a few wire
ties to make a friction device. I just used black tape to fix the wire
to the PVC until I got the polyurethane on it.Anyways maybe this will
help, and/or give you some ideas.


My coil is ALSO 3 inch PVC, and I have a 15kv 30 ma NST. Mine is not
yet finnished, but I would love to compare results!

On 1/26/07, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Original poster: mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I'm new to the tesla coil world and coil winding, I'm currently building a 3"
coil using a 15kv nst.  Anyway I fine on the contruction of everything other
than winding the secondary coil, I've obtained a 3"x27" piece of acrylic pipe,
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 are
to rough the acrylic up as to not have a slippery surface, and apply a light
varnish as I go which should go tacky and hold the wire.

Anyway thanks for any suggestions