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Re: Snap
Steve Manley   8/6/2014 12:03:23 PM
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@Snap: You seem to have a second chuck mounted on the drill. What part do you use?

The chuck on my drill wont grasp the wire tight enough so I use the smaller modlers chuck held firm in the drill chuck. this smaller chuck grasps the wire much more reliably.

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Re: A bit of a twist
Steve Manley   8/6/2014 12:00:01 PM
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@Max: 1) Are the twists visible and do they detract from the overall feel in the final cube?

Yes a darker grey spiral can be seen but only close up and is more visible if you look down the length of the wire. Looking at a panel from a couple of feet away I cant see the spirals so no it doesn't detract from the overall feel.

2) You start with 20WG wire -- what's the SWG value after you've stretched and twisted it?

SWG means Standard Wire Gauge which defines the wires diameter. I believe the American and UK standards are slightly different. The larger the SWG number is the smaller the wire diameter and after twisting the 20SWG wire I would guess it's nearer 21SWG.

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Re: Love the video
Steve Manley   8/6/2014 11:48:41 AM
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@Max:  I love the video -- it makes everything so clear. I also love the simple jigs you create. I'm very much looking forward to the next blog whch will look at the various jigs and the assembly process in more detail.

Thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to the posting as well, I think the construction of the cube should become clearer.

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Re: Snap
Clive"Max"Maxfield   8/6/2014 11:43:14 AM
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@Antedeluvian: I described the same technique to twist two wires together in my blog "Top 17 Helpful Hints for Constructing Electronic Systems"

As soon as I saw Steve's video I had a flashback to your blog:-)

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antedeluvian   8/6/2014 11:20:38 AM
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Fascinating. I described the same technique to twist two wires together in my blog "Top 17 Helpful Hints for Constructing Electronic Systems"

You seem to have a second chuck mounted on the drill. What part do you use?

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A bit of a twist
Clive"Max"Maxfield   8/6/2014 11:18:20 AM
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@Steve: With regard to straightening the wire, I understand what you are doing and why you are doing it, but I have two questions about the "twists" in the wire:


1) Are the twists visible and do they detract from the overall feel in the final cube?

2) You start with 20WG wire -- what's the SWG value after you've stretched and twisted it?

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Love the video
Clive"Max"Maxfield   8/6/2014 11:17:09 AM
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@Steve: I love the video -- it makes everything so clear. I also love the simple jigs you create. I'm very much looking forward to the next blog whch will look at the various jigs and the assembly process in more detail.

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