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    Thought I'd share a nice tool that I found in the PT Microcoil discussion (Clearomizer forum) to easily make tight micros very quickly. I'm using this:

    Amazon.com: Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo(R) Deluxe Winder for Jewelry Making: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

    In the video, I'm using 30g Kanthal, holding the reel in my left hand for tension, wasting a few wraps to get the wire over to where it will rest against the side post of the Gizmo and crank. Then, I pull those loops wraps off, leaving 10 nice tight wraps ready to install. I don't torch, take the wire right off the reel. Afterwards, I'll install it into wherever I'm gonna use it (usually a PT head) and pulse fire it, nudging the ends inward after firing with that pin I used to unwind the loose wraps. Usually takes no more than 3 nudges and it glows perfectly from the middle out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavored View Post
    Thought I'd share a nice tool that I found in the PT Microcoil discussion (Clearomizer forum) to easily make tight micros very quickly. I'm using this:

    Very cool! I can't believe I never thought of using something like this for making atty coils. I have something that's basically the same exact thing, but on a larger scale that I made years ago for winding wire for making chainmail rings.

    Thanks for sharing the link!

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    Huh. $12? Added to my Amazon wish list...

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Turbocad6's homemade coil jig. .055" music wire, a screw, and two nuts.



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    I have that one, as well, really admire folks with the ability to conceive and build something that works. After practicing, I could get that one to work well, better than 50% success on a tight wind that didn't "have" to be squeezed. The dexterity to pinch and maintain tension with consistency is the key. The coiling gizmo, though, requires none of that, and will likely work well for more people getting started.

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    Neat! I'll be trying this out for sure. I lack the dexterity to use a machine screw so I just use a 1/16" bit and then compress with needle nose pliers and this could save me a bit of time. Thanks for sharing!
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    Decided to bump this for another go around, since the gizmo is making a hit with some coiling veterans in this thread:

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...l#post12114757

    Read from there forward, it really is easy to make a perfect coil . . .

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    That seems pretty cool. Are you wasting much wire in the process?

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    Almost 10 bucks for a partially staightened out paperclip run through two holes ?

    Surely they're jesting...
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    Uhh, no. Watch the video in post 1.
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