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Re: construction materials
In a message dated 8/14/00 7:19:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> I'm rounding up parts for my next coil, which will utilize a sync rotary
> As for the rotary, I've seen some really 'different' materials used. I was
> wondering where one might purchase g-10, or bakelite. I'd like to use G-10
> for my disk, and bakelite for my motor mounts. Has anyone ever tried using
> hardwood for the stand?
I'm using oak for the base for my small sync gap in my TT-42 TC.
I used normal phenolic for the rotor. Sometimes it's better to
physically go to visit a plastics distributor than to call them, if there's
one nearby. I bought a 1 foot by 2 foot piece of 3/8" lexan scrap
for $10. Tungsten is best, but for my small coil, I used steel
spinning electrodes (bolts), and copper for the fixed electrodes.
I prefer copper to brass, but brass is OK too.