[TCML] comment about new coilers
Mddeming at aol.com
Mddeming at aol.com
Sat Feb 16 17:02:06 MST 2008
Hi Bart, Gary, All,
There are some folks who honestly believe that the way to teach a kid to
swim is to throw him in the lake and only intervene after he starts to
drown. To me this makes as much sense as recommending withholding safety
information until after a newbie experiences his first high voltage shock, or teaching
chemistry by letting someone get a good whiff of chlorine or arsine gas. I
did learn coiling by shock, burn-up, and wasted money, but my first coil
predated the list by over 40 years.
In a message dated 2/16/08 5:26:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bartb at classictesla.com writes:
Listen guys, if a coiler has an issue it will usually unfold "after" the
purchase when the coil isn't working. We will all attempt to derive the
reason. I personally don't want new coilers to purchase junk TC items
(ever). I would rather they ask before they buy, but this is a step
completely in the hands of the coiler. As soon as they ask, they will
get the info needed.
I personally have not made purchase mistakes in my coiling and the
reason why is because I consulted the TCML first. I've been coiling for
a while now, but I still am green on many things. Should I purchase
something (even after several years of coiling) which I feel I don't
have a good handle on, I will consult the TCML first. Experience or time
with coiling is certainly valuable, but none of us knows everything.
This is just one major reason why the TCML is so valuable.
Lau, Gary wrote:
> Hi Miles,
> I don't get your point. I don't think there's a one among us, myself
included, who early in our coiling experience, hasn't spent money on something
that ultimately proved to be useless for coiling. How is it we're making it
too easy? There's no doubt that Scott has learned about what kind of NST to
use. I believe that the replies to his post have included scientific
explanations as to why the current NST is unsuitable. Teaching science is what this
list is all about!
> Regards, Gary Lau
> MA, USA
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
>> Behalf Of Miles Waldron
>> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 1:41 PM
>> To: 'Tesla Coil Mailing List'
>> Subject: [TCML] comment about new coilers
>> I had this kind of problem a lot with new coilers on e-bay. They thought
>> they were so smart to buy solid state neon sign drivers instead of
>> usable non GFI NSTs. Somehow, as a community, we are making this too
>> easy. New coilers especially those who do not listen, will make mistakes
>> just like everyone else. Let them mess things up for awhile, and
>> *learn*, just like the rest of us do. Isn't teaching science important
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