Re: multiple gap question
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Parpp807-at-aol-dot-com
> In a message dated 2/11/00 2:33:18 AM Central Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> << Mine were gapped at about 0.03", I used a feeler gauge to verify that
> all segments were parallel to one another. Are yours reasonably
Hi Ralph ...
try slotting ( make a shallow cut 1/8" wide) the base material with a
table saw or router ( table saw is better) the slots will determine
the gap distance and will also make the tubes paralell ( as long as
your slots are paralell ;) ) the added advantage to this is that it
only requires 1 screw per tube
the center to center distance of the shallow cuts in the base material
will be the avg. tube diameter + the individual gap ( say you have 1"
tubing and want 10 gaps for a total of .3", you need 11 tubes and each
gap to be .030". the center to center distance will be 1.030" ) mark
the base material at 11 intervals of 1.030" and drill those marks to
hold the screws set up the table saw for a shallow cut depth ( about
1/3 of base thickness) and use the slide bar this will produce 11
"channels" all paralell to each other. I used the drilled holes as an
alignment method i would adjust the hole over the blade area untill i
saw both sides of the balde thru the hole once that was done i would
pass the base over the blade ...