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Old May 10, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Good going Jack, I was going to say it'll still work fine if you have to go to 3 layers, since there's plenty of rotor clearance. It sounds like you already willed your way through it. Good thing, cause 16T-21awg isn't all that packed, but it sure looks pretty when it's done clean.

Like Dave mentioned, 21awg is tough to work with. My hands are young, and I work construction, so I may have an advantage when it comes to tugging wires with naked hands.

My hand's aren't going to last forever though... I've started noticing my left hand (stator vise) sometimes gets numb during some winds. Might be a nerve or circulation, but it goes away as soon as I take a break. Still worries me, so I've been trying to get familiar with more sustainable methods. The one time I tried using a vise to hold the stator and a dowel to hold the wire, I gave up out of frustration before the first half phase was complete. The hands on approach and parallel winds just seem like the way to go.

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