From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Anyone Seen a Universal Coilwinder in Action?
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Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:32:09 GMT
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On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:06:11 GMT, the renowned Jack Smith
>I'll finish the headstock and spindle motor mount this week. I
>completed the spindle and bearings yesterday. My spindle uses the same
>nose thread (3/4-16) and taper (No. 1 Morse) as the Sherline lathe, so
>the inexpensive Sherline chucks and other tooling can be used for coil
>form holding. The spindle runs in two SAE 841 bronze oil impregnated
>bearings for both radial and thrust. The tailstock will also use a 1
>Morse taper for Sherline compatibility.
That's good thinking. BTW, for UK readers, that lathe is called
the "Peatol" in Rightpondia. It's made near San Diego CA.
>From my reading, the other portion of the design that appears to
>contain "black magic" the shuttle wire guide mechanism, including the
>size, shape and placement of the wire feed holes in the "finger."
>Querfurth devotes a great deal of time emphasizing the proper choice
>of "fingers" as essential to good coils.
I think commercial machines use ceramic or ruby/sapphire guides for
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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