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Yep, I’ve seen his coils and they certainly are nice.
“if you take the list of parts with you to your local hardware or building supply store, you can get almost everything you need very inexpensively.”
Lacquer-insulated copper wire in lengths required to make coils this size are harder to come by. I’d have to order from the internet and end up with more than I want. If you are in a big enough city there may be outlets, but you’re not likely to find much longer than 25 ft in the picture-hanging hardware dept. of an ACE store.
So, taking Ermi’s advice from awhile back about separating the turns, I used vinyl-jacketed wire, which has worked well for me, albeit it a bit longer on the form.
I used very light coat of spray cement on the form to keep the turns in place while winding.