I've seen a picture of a home-made winding 'machine' using a variable speed electric drill to rotate the core wire but does anyone know how tense the core needs to be prior to applying the copper wire?
Any info and/or images of home-made devices would be gratefully received.
There's a short vid clip on http://www.hellerbass.de/uk/entrance.htm but sadly, it's not that informative.
Would it not be cheaper to buy oneBrumtuner wrote: but does anyone know how tense the core needs to be prior to applying the copper wire?
the tension is one those trade secrets, each string maker has there own idea bit like the shellac mix with polishers they will tell you but would have to kill you after
I would say it would be 160Lbs +
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A string, yes, a machine, deffo no, anyway, I'm a tight get that likes to make things for next to nothing like my 30yr old moving trolley - 12 quid, my piano moving trailer - 80 quid, my sluggish action 're-centring oven' - jus' kidding .
I simply like making things and a winding machine is my current bee-in-bonnet so if I can knock one out for a ton or two, then I'm gonna be quids in.
Why buy a potters' wheel when a modified record player will suffice?
Thanx for replies.