How I wind a micro coil (with pics and tips)

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  1. ChrisEU

    ChrisEU Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Guten Tag everyone!

    I made a series of pictures to explain how I do my micro coils. This is not about the atomizer, or the wicking, just a possible way to create the coil itself.

    I am using:

    0.35mm Kanthal A (roughly 27 AWG)
    A 1.5mm drill bit
    A spring clamp I got very cheaply in a Home Depot like store. 4 of these cost roughly 3 dollars.

    Before taking the pics I torched the wire twice to orange glow (use a blowtorch or a BIC lighter). I let it cool on the air (never quench).

    This is what I used (Click enlarges pics, external link)
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    Holding the wire and the drill bit parallel...
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    ... I catch both in the clamp, so that the wire is clamped down on the drill bit:
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    Then I create a 90 degree angle with the wire, as close as possible to the cheeks(?) of the clamp.
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    Then I start coiling, holding the wire quite tightly between two fingers, so that there is constant tension on the wire. I don't coil the wire around the drill bit, but I hold the wire and turn the clamp.
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    Turn the clamp and keep holding the wire. I am watching the spot where the wire meets the drill bit. I put a coil halfway on the last one, the coil will slide down onto the drill bit and will touch the last one.
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    This is how the result looks - I have not squeezed the coil yet, it is just naturally tight wound.
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    Without the clamp:
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    Ready made micro coil. This one has 0.6 to 0.8 ohms, depending on how long the legs will be.
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    I hope someone finds this useful.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  2. aarhus

    aarhus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nicely done. I haven't used those clamps, although I have them. Just goes to show....

    Good idea & really nice pics :D
     
  3. Raynman

    Raynman Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Guten Tag, Nice build and lovely coil. Thanks for sharing. I use to hate Germany because I was in the Army there and so far from home. After my service time expired I miss it so bad. The food was great and the beer is beyond great. I still drink Tucher to this day and I still long for a good Doppelbock. I think the list would be too long for the foods. I do want to say once you have a real German brat you'd want to find MR. J.......... and slap him for calling his product a Brat. Just my not so humble opinion and of course YMMV. You're very lucky to live there I miss your country.
     
  4. ChrisEU

    ChrisEU Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ... and I love smoked bbq - something you cannot find here, where all meat is burnt on a grill - together with the Rostbratwurst =)
     
  5. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Fabulous pics Chris and turning the clamp not the wire is something i have to try.

    T
     
  6. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter AKA: mentally_UNSTABLE_freak Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great suggestion Chris. Gonna have to try that. Thanks bro :)
     
  7. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good job and nice pictures. This coil making has taken on a life of its own.....quite a fun hobby. Who knew there were so many fun "tools" to be acquired. I remember back in the beginning I'd search stores for things that would work for carrying cases, storage bins, etc., and I was always looking for things that would work as filler for carts (pyramid tea bags, blue foam, etc.)....and now I find myself on the lookout for tiny screwdrivers, handy clippers/scissors, 100% cotton threads, yarns, balls, etc. Now I might just have to go visit Lowes and see what kind of clamps they have.....

    It's neverending......and always fun.
     
  8. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Don't buy any Rene Clamps...and you forgot buying stickers.

    I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Pyramid Teabag today.
     
  9. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    :lol: I have a couple of boxes of Pyramid tea bags still. And they held tea I didn't even particularly like. Ha. And yeah, stickers. Forgot stickers. Back when (years ago) I was using eGo batteries, I would put little fingernail art stickers on my white eGo batteries. Go figure.
     
  10. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You just have a larger canvas now.
     
  11. ltrainer

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    Nice pics and a nice lesson on building tight coils. Thanks
     
  12. Dturp

    Dturp Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I would have never thought of using the clamp to hold the bit and wire. I just got a 16ga needle to make holding it a bit easier. If that doesn't work for me I am going to buy some of those clamps and try that instead.
     
  13. super_X_drifter

    super_X_drifter AKA: mentally_UNSTABLE_freak Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm lucky enough to be receiving this darkzero coil jig for making micro coils. He made it. It looks like anything the boy makes - well thought, bulletproof and highly functional. The stuff he dreams up is ridiculous :) can't wait to try it. I'll post some pix when I get it. Deazy is a beast :)
     
  14. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    Why is it that Every Time I see something I Always ask myself...

    "How could I do that Faster with a Cordless Drill?"

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    LOL
     
  15. notdanielbutdaniel

    notdanielbutdaniel Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    thanks for this, am going to give it a try :)
     
  16. ChrisEU

    ChrisEU Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hehe, yes, that works, too. But easy on the trigger finger - too fast and it will become a mess =)
     
  17. aarhus

    aarhus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hmmm.... there's a thought: Hook it up to a spindle and create a yard-long coil. Then, cut off the number of wraps needed when you want to change the coil. Take less than 30 secs :D
     
  18. zoiDman

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    Isn't that what Every Does?
     
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