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Opinions on this Coil Winder Please

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jul 5, 2017. 9 Replies

I have bounced around the idea of making my own pickups for a quite a while.Most professional pickup winding machines are just out of my price range for just my personal use and the DIY winders I…Continue

DIY PEDAL: Build Your Own Tremolo Pedal

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Pickup Winder from a Cordless Drill

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 9:32pm 10 Comments

A while back, I asked for opinions of a coil winder in this thread:



http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/opinions-on-this-coil-winder-please



In that thread I decided just to make my own from a cordless drill that was given to me years ago. Well, I finished it today.…

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Mini Vacuum Former Experiment

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 6:30am 10 Comments

I've been working on making a pickup winder based on a cordless drill and so far, so good. But I have come to a stand still on that waiting on parts and according to tracking, I won't have them until Monday July 24.



To fill the time gap, I came up with a related project. I was thinking "what am I going to use for pickup covers?". This lead me to DIY low suction vacuum forming machines and after reading a few articals and watching a few YouTubes, I came up with my own design.…

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