reply to post by Hellhound604
So this above pic is a pic of my coil. I spent last couple of days winding it up (I don't have a winding machine, I had to do it manually) using
light-gauge copper wire from an old guitar pickup. I threw in all of the copper which was in the pickup. Just in case you ask, No, the fragile copper
thread never broke, it's all one long wire; and Yes, it's all wounded in the same direction. The core is a pole from the pickup - which I know for a
fact that it transfers magnetism like a dream. The three pins are just there to hold the copper coil in place. Coulda have waxed it but I was
reluctant to put heat onto the fragile copper thread. The paperclip beside is just so you can get an idea about the coil's size.
So, the reason why I posted the pic is simply because I wanted to know if you reckon the coil had enough turns on it.
I intend to plug the contact point wire to hot, the other side to ground, and plug the movable piece of metal (which the coil should attract once
magnitized) to ground. The whole thing should short-wire to ground when the metal piece (not shown in the pic, 'cause I didn't make it yet) touches
BTW, 40 years you do this... I realize now it means back in the 70's... You're lucky to have seen these years. The Cold War, the new age movement,
the birth of modern rock, the crooners... I envy you; as for me I'll never know how was the world before the 90's.