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by Russ Gaines
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Homemade ceramic insulators
Replies: 8
Views: 4407

Re: Homemade ceramic insulators

Dennis P Brown wrote:If you just want a pure ceramic insulator (no internal metal), isn't that just clay that has been fired with a glass (powder) to create a glass coating? I'd think that wouldn't be too difficult.
You mean slip casting?
by Russ Gaines
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Homemade ceramic insulators
Replies: 8
Views: 4407

Homemade ceramic insulators

Has anyone here ever made / heard of someone making their own ceramic insulators? I need to do this for a project and would prefer not to buy two $350+ blocks of machinable ceramic from mcmaster-carr. How would i go about this? I assume there is a powder out there that I would mix with water and pou...
by Russ Gaines
Mon May 19, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Is bigger better?
Replies: 8
Views: 3498

Re: Is bigger better?

I found a good 6" chamber on ebay I'm going to try to get, providing I can borrow some money from my dad.
by Russ Gaines
Sat May 17, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Is bigger better?
Replies: 8
Views: 3498

Re: Is bigger better?

Thanks Mr. Hull, that will be very good to know when searching for a chamber. That being said; one more question, would I have arcing issues in a real fusor with a chamber like this one? Image Its 2.75"
by Russ Gaines
Sat May 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Is bigger better?
Replies: 8
Views: 3498

Is bigger better?

I ditched the freon tank, it would have been cheaper to have a chamber custom made. I am now shopping for a chamber and was wondering, when it comes to chamber size, is bigger better?

Russ
by Russ Gaines
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: My patent for a new ion source
Replies: 6
Views: 4856

Re: My patent for a new ion source

I hope i don't get shot for replying to such an old topic, but here i go. At first this sounded like some kind weird of paint-on ion source, but after reading the patent application i understood otherwise. So what is it? Some kind of unusual ion gun? If so, how can this be used to "coat the interior...
by Russ Gaines
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Ask a question about the fusor required equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Ask a question about the fusor required equipment

Yan Rui, everything sounds about right, not that I'm an expert on fusors. Hopefully someone more experienced will confirm this. What are you using for a vacuum chamber?

Russ
by Russ Gaines
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: Construction questions

Thank you Mr. Hull. But, those being answered, here's some explanations and a new set of questions. My dad is an automotive mechanic, so I have access to a couple of shop tools. He has a Flux-core arc welder and an Acetylene torch. I plan to re-purpose a steel Freon tank I found in our woods for a v...
by Russ Gaines
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Lockheed Fusion?
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

Lockheed Fusion?

Lockheed Martin's skunk works (a development center that has done classified work for places like area 51) claims to achieved usable fusion from deuterium and tritium. They say it generates enough power to light a small city... Is this possible? They claim the will be making them commercially by 201...
by Russ Gaines
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Is a fusor hot?
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Is a fusor hot?

Thank you. So we're talking several hundred degrees, right?