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« on: November 23, 2010, 07:21:51 am »
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Hi guys

Here is my coil mold
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As you can see this is the very first coil and there I made the mistake not to pour a layer first then place the coil and then fill the rest of the mold. I will make a new one tomorrow and post it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 08:40:19 am »
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Cool stuff.   Looks like the coil from a Garrett xl-500.   Great

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 08:48:31 am »
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Guess what when I was finished with it I found the exact design on the net but there was no way that I was going to start all over again. this took about 11 days to make with wayting for things to dry.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 09:14:25 am »
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I enjoyed watching the progress in the pictures - nifty while I sip my a.m. coffee. Thanks for sharing. Sue

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Nice to see how it's done, even though I doubt I'll ever succumb to an urge to build my own coil

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 11:38:36 am »
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I enjoyed watching the progress in the pictures - nifty while I sip my a.m. coffee. Thanks for sharing. Sue


he he new it would be useful

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Nice to see how it's done, even though I doubt I'll ever succumb to an urge to build my own coil

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Well if I wanted to buy one it would take a long time before I get it as it would have to be imported from the US or the UK and once landed with the taxes and all it would be quite expensive.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 02:27:36 pm »
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Thanks for the pictures Xavier.
great work.
do you mind naming the material you used?
perhaps tag them on each photo?
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Nice job, Xavier! You have a talent for the mechanical.

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Great job on the coil, and on the photos... it is always more gratifying when you make something and it works.... I wish you all the best in all you do.

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 03:01:57 pm »
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Hi nickel_n

The positive of the mold is made with molding clay air drying but you can use any medium that you are happy working with like plasticine or even wax next you pour molding silicone over it, it takes about 5 hours to set then over that you pour plaster of Paris I did that in three pours as the stuff get hard very quickly about 4 min when all that is done and it's removed from the positive mold you clean it and it's ready to use. Place a thin layer of epoxy NOT resin as it will just do all the things that you don't want like over heat bend crack and shrink place some oxide with the epoxy mix well till you have the color that you want then add the hardener pour a first layer about 3mm (remember you must have the coaxial cable in place) allow to harden about 15 min place the coil on top and fill the rest of the mold with epoxy 30 min later you can remove it from your mold keep your mold in a dry place and out of the sun you should be able to make 100 if not more coils before having to replace the mold. Some blokes place talken powder on the mold before putting it away.

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Sorry I was busy writing the way that I used the different materials to nickel_n. Thanks for looking and thanks for the motivating comments.

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