Why Cantex ?

Why Cantex ?

Their material is UV-stabilized for weathering strength in the changing climate of Northern Ohio. It also machines and drills consistently. The dielectric constant is the same from piece to piece, and the Cantex compound resists bending. I've filled a dumpster with look-alike parts that failed to survive the coiling process at some point.

See http://www.cantexinc.com for specifications.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Next, we need a way to get wire to the turning tube. The base is again scrap plastic .707" Nylon. The floating casters, like everything else you see used in this project, are from a junk yard. The plastic carton is a seat for the operator, and is equipped with a cushion. The pedestal holding up the spool of wire is from a discarded MIG welder, as is the wire spool adapter support.


The wire transport must move with the operator as the coil is formed. When you're setting up to wind a coil, be sure to find a smooth flat surface for the transport. Bumps and stops are annoying, and show up in the finished product.
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