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  • scotia carver
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    Thanks for the reply, I gave up the ide of making my own tips as I have Colwood replaceable handle on my burners now, I like the system and I can buy a tip to suit what ever I need one for at reasonable cost
    Bruce

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  • l00p3y360
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    I make my tips from Nichrome wire. This is the same type of wire used int he coils of heaters. You can get a spool of 16 ga nichrome that will last you a lifetime for under $20 US. http://jacobs-online.biz/nichrome_wire.htm

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Gene
    In the forum build your own burner look at posting #30 and #40, hope this helps you.. I live in Canada , I build two burners and used Colwood wires to the pen,eColwood replaceable tip pen, and Colwood replaceable tips, did each unit for under $100 Can $$
    Bruce

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  • Gene Allen
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    Thanks Bruce, Saw the schematic that was on the long forum, and it appears that the transformer is wired backwards. Will wait for you info, thanks, Gene.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Gene
    I will direct you to in this forum, I source everything except the transformer on Ebay,I will look up the # of the schematic
    Bruce

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  • Gene Allen
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    Is there a chance of getting a copy of the schematic? I would really like to build one my self.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Tinwood
    Pm if you got ant more questions, I have pics of the one I built with colwood wire and pen plus tip
    Bruce

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  • Tinwood
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    Yup that would be him. Can't remember how old that thing is but it does the job. I'll have to check your recommendation out. If I have any questions can I PM you?

    Tinwood

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Tinwood
    Would the guy in Hamilton be Gene?
    I bought a burner last year on Ebay , it had a sticker on it Genes woodcarving supplies, it is a home built, work's good. It had the same type of handle as you discribe, I cut the cord off of mine ordered a colwood cord,replaceable tip handle and replaceable tips from Greg Dorrance company, colwood has great variety of tips. That is quick option for you
    Bruce

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  • Tinwood
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    Just joshin' with you Bruce. I'm pretty sure that you'd have a good respect for the sparky stuff. I've got a burner that I bought some years ago from a supplier near Hamilton that requires you to make your own tips from platinum wire (which they initially supplied a length of) and now that I need more wire, I pretty near had a coronary over the price. So, like you, I'm going to look into something I can retrofit and get replaceables for at a reasonable cost.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Tinwood
    I am very careful about what I have plugged in and what end of the wire I an holding,I just like to tinker with other things to get a break from carving. I think to have a burner using colwood replaceable tips and handle for under a $100 is a good deal, compared to the factory units at $200 ,and kind of fun building them

    Bruce

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  • Tinwood
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    Hope your new found profession doesn't go up in smoke. (Giggle)

    Tinwood

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  • scotia carver
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    Hey Gang
    I sold one of my home built burners,somebody is looking at the second one, maybe a new career is in the tea leaves for me LOL
    Bruce

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Joe
    The schematic that Al Archie drew was easy to follow, I am not a electronic wizz by any means, just took one wire at a time approach, and double check toe connection to the schematic sevral time before I put the power on the unit
    I have a burner that was home built that I bought on Ebay, it works like a charm, so does the two I just built(saved a bit of cash by getting multi units of indicator lights, toggle switches, dimmer switches and transformers)
    The plan right now is to sell these two units to the our carving club, if any members want a unit I have parts to build them one
    Bruce

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  • joepaulbutler
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    I wish I could read schematics, I see a lots of thing that look like they would be useful.
    . . .JoeB

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