Discussion in '"How To" - Rebuilding Tutorials' started by Grand Rapids E-Liquid, Jun 23, 2015.
Enjoy this one.. Sorry to everyone on ebay selling clapton coils. Feel free to share with everyone.
Very cool vid ! thx
Thanks John Fox, I will try this.
that is awesome. Now to find some wooden clothes pins. And then buy extra cause my kid will steal them to make rubber band guns lol
lol, dont give me anymore ideas.
Brilliant! I have a ton of kanthal headed my way already and ordered some magnets this morning!
Reall cool setup. Can't wait to try!
You are so brilliant
The MacGyver of coil wrapping.
This is freaking awesome
time to go search the house for supplies
about to try this! Thanks John Fox!
I hope this works, because making these things otherwise.. impossible for me
Where do I get those kind of magnets?
I would imagine that neodymium magnets (aka rare-earth magents) would work good here. You can pick them up at most hardware stores. I know for a fact that Home Depot stocks them. I bought a 5 or 10-pack when I was building a lab stirrer for mixing large batches of diy juice.
The only problem I think you might have with neodymiums might be controlling them. They are very strong and very brittle so if you let some slip and snap together they could have enough force to shatter each other (and fling bits of shrapnel). Just like using a dremel or any other tool though, use caution and you should stay safe.
That's an amazing ingenious idea!
Is there a way to do this without the magnets?
Sure....Let someone else do it for you!
I use the pen method for claptons.
The clothes pin method seems like the better idea for making a lot of Claptons though.
As far as magnets go, an old dead hard drive has some fearsome magnets.
What's the pen method? Do you thread your outer wire through a ball point pen cap and do it like this?
I use THIS method.
Just got the $1 plastic Harbor Freight clamp like in the jig rig vid I posted above. I have an idea for a a spool mounty thingy, just made out of a wire coathanger and maybe incorporate the ball point pen in there as well.
If you are using the clamp, I would just modify it like the clothespin vid with the two holes.
You could just make a spool holder from an old fishing line spool, a carriage bolt, a few washers, a spring and a wingnut. Mount the carriage bolt through the old spool and hot glue down to a scrap piece of wood.
Walla, a Clapton jig is born.
Earth Magnets, local hardware store or online. Sometimes they are called rare earth magnets..
Record Speed lol
This post inspired me to make my own "Claptonator" I found that a detatchable key chain swivel worked better for me than the magnet. here is my setup:
Connect black swivel (top left) to wall etc. Connect primary wire to swivel. Connect primary wire and secondary wire from the Claptonator (center) to the chuck in the cordless drill. (right) then hit trigger on the drill until you are done.
The claptonator feeds the wire from the spool through a groove filed in the clamp jaws, and keeps following the primary wire until you reach the end, or run out of wire. Simples!!
Damn, this makes me want to Clapton.
This stuff always reminds me of guitar string, is that by chance the origin of the name lol?
100% the origin of the name.
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Thanks lol, curiosity satisfied.
Thanks for the vids all. I just started making coils, and I will be trying the clothespin method.
No joke about the magnets found in hard drives, they are pretty fierce. Likely too large for this application since they're wider than a spool and a sort of kidney shape.
I make my claptons using the empty protank head method. I made a bunch of DIY bead threaders from coat hangers and wooden mushroom caps. With the drill standing upright and a wooden jig I made clamped onto the desk to hold the core wire taught, the spool dangles below and I don't have to hold it. I have the threader tight on the spool so it makes the spool difficult to spin, makes for tight consistent even wraps that don't separate out when your building the coil.
It just so happens that the hollow qtip shafts I used to make the threader fit inside the protank chimney. I've tried to make claptons holding the spool by hand with spools that have too big of a center hole that don't fit my threaders and its somewhat of a hassle and nowhere near the same result.
OK. Time to fess up.
I retired my Claptonator. ( above) It worked well and was invaluable in assisting me in making Claptons, Alien wire and many other exotic sorts of wire. However, its time had come.
This thread is great, because in my opinion, vaping has become so mainstream, that a smaller and smaller number of us are engaged in using Vaping as our creative medium to express our half-baked, hare-brained crack-pot ideas as art.
How few are even curious enough to consider how Clapton wire is made, much less attempt to make it themselves? And fewer still, go as far as to conceive of a new/original/better mousetrap device to do it.
So many creative original and diverse ideas. I salute you all.
It has been said, that necessity is the Mother of Invention. I say, necessity is a Mother..
Before I continue, for the record, I'm a cheap bastard, I've made my own attys, mods, and transformed commercial ones into things I find more useful. I DIY my own juice, and am unapologetic about utilizing " junk" to accomplish this. ( No junk in my DIY juice, just hardware)
How much of a Cheap Bastard you might wonder? Judge for yourself. A year and a half ago, I posted this:
However, I feel compelled to bring up this.
The Daedalus Avid Artisan. the best wire tool I've yet seen.
It beats the hell out of my Claptonator.
Wow! Thats impressive! Thanx for sharing