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  • Plain enamel age?

    Is it possible that my 20+ year old plain enamel wire has a shelf life? Iím really struggling to get it to stay tight on a old pickup rewind. Iím not having issues with winding poly but this enamel just wants to fall off the bobbin no matter how tight I wind it.?

  • #2
    enamel just wants to fall off the bobbin no matter how tight I wind it.
    Don't the bobbin flanges keep it from falling off?
    Maybe some pictures would help us tell what you are referring to?
    T


    "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
    Terry

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    • #3
      Whatís a bobbin flange?

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      • #4


        "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
        Terry

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        • #5
          Oh ok. Well it does keep the winding between them but will loosely start to fall off. I noticed this first as I set the spool down and it started to unravel?

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          • #6
            here are a couple of pics and the spool of wire im using. I need to correct my statement that this is Formvar not enamal
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            • #7
              #1 That's not Plain Enamel.
              #2 Get your tension right, watch your side-to-side, and then maybe slow your roll a tad.

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              • #8
                I would slow down your winding speed if that is possible . & do i see a loose wrap out near the edge in the pic ?
                "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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                • #9
                  I will try to slow it down. I really have never had an issue like this before? Definitely not with other types of wire. I would say I usually wind at half the speed of the winding videos like the mojo video. ? I wish I could count the rpm of my winder and compare to other winders

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                  • #10
                    I will also hook up a guard to make sure Im inside the ďflangesĒ

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                    • #11
                      Do you guys have a favorite video that shows a ďproperĒ wind?

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                      • #12
                        If you do a search on youtube a bunch pop up.
                        Everyone does them a bit different, heres one, that's not too bad for hand winding.
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhke5_KFF90
                        GL,
                        T


                        "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
                        Terry

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 888guitars View Post
                          I wish I could count the rpm of my winder and compare to other winders
                          Count to 10 while spinning & notice how many turns go buy . I would try winding pickups below 1000 rpm .
                          "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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                          • #14
                            May itís the shutter rate on video but that still looks like he went faster than I do. But I did finally get it acceptable. Under further review, the bobbin itself was not very straight or even. Kind of lopsided. Iím sure this was partially my issue

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