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    Clapton wire?

    Does anybody build their own Clapton wire? I don't mean using the wire to build coils, but actually build the coiled wire? Looking at giving it a try
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    This is brilliant. I'm going to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator4 View Post
    This is brilliant. I'm going to give it a go.

    Yup, thats what I am talking about. Not sure of the science but a good way to use up my spare wire. Easy enough to make a jig.
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    That is very clever
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    you know until jan this year i didnt even know you could buy clapton pre done.
    i always used a drill.

    if your going the crazy coil route, it pays to invest in really good drill or more importantly one with a Good chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofprint View Post
    you know until jan this year i didnt even know you could buy clapton pre done.
    i always used a drill.

    if your going the crazy coil route, it pays to invest in really good drill or more importantly one with a Good chuck

    ? Whats wrong with "Southern Engineering"?

    I would be interested in finding out the science behind this technique. I am halfway through building a standalone winding thingy to give it a try
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    Here's another one, Nick doing a fused clapton. Same idea, slightly different technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofprint View Post
    you know until jan this year i didnt even know you could buy clapton pre done.
    i always used a drill.

    if your going the crazy coil route, it pays to invest in really good drill or more importantly one with a Good chuck
    I don't have that great a drill. If you put a right angle bend in the wire end that you put in the chuck it solves the problem of the chuck not tightening on the thin wire. Good to go.

    I just did a damn perfect 25cm length of clapton wire. 32g over 26g. I used the evod head as the jig as per the first video. Perfect first time, no gaps, no overlapping.

    The trick that was not mentioned in the video is that you push back on the clapton just a little bit to keep the wraps aligned (as though you are trying to push the clapton wrap back up the wire. This keeps it aligned with the previous wrap and it will automatically push your hand away. If you push too hard it will start to whip around in the centre but that doesn't affect the wraps at all. I just kept going to the end and it was fine.

    Now... Dual claptons on my Theorem...

    Edit: it really does look like a guitar string, in this case maybe the 'D'.
    Ground wound anybody? (guitarists will know of what I speak).
    Last edited by fabricator4; 19-07-16 at 11:01 PM.
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    Please stop posting 20 minute videos. I am trying to watch "Britain's Got Talent"

    Great videa. Working on it
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    I think im one of the few who dont find Claptons all that, i tend to think of all these builds as just coil porn, more visual than practical

    Could be because i never use the watts required to make them work efficiently...when ive tried it (the TFV4 Mini i had a kanthal one prefitted in the RBA - normally i would have torn such a thing out and put in a 26g single coil in seconds, but i decided to try it) at my watts/temps (almost never go above 30w/200c), it both took an age to heat up and then spit unvapourised juice all around the atty, and often as not, into my gob. I tore the prefitted clapton out 30 minutes later and put in a 26g single coil

    Someone build me a Clapton that works at sane watts/temps and doesnt spit unvaporised juice everywhere, and ill use it...

    Mind you ive never liked twisted wire for the ramp up times either
    Last edited by stylemessiah; 20-07-16 at 12:20 AM.
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