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Bill Flude
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19/02/2020 1:09 pm  

Anyone here built pickups?

I had some spare time at work (work in IT in some schools and had a day where I press a button every 10 minutes to get some PCs configured) and looked at some YouTube stuff.  Didn't look difficult so thought it was worth a play!

Have ordered some bits to build a pickup winder - some of it will take a while to arrive from China - will post back here if I get anywhere.......

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


mark bailey
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19/02/2020 1:10 pm  

Excellent Bill - keep us informed!

 

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Bill Flude
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24/02/2020 6:21 pm  

I watched 4 or 5 YouTube videos about building pickup winders - basically a motor with speed control driving a shaft that the bobbin is attached to and a counter attached to bits of wood....

Counter and shaft have arrived - the rest of the bits are on their way.

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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darrenking
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26/02/2020 10:25 am  

Hi Bill,

Have you got links to the YouTube videos and pics of the parts you are using?

Cheers

Darren


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Bill Flude
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26/02/2020 10:52 am  

Will sort some details tonight!

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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26/02/2020 4:34 pm  

Some YouTube stuff

 

 


I found a 5 digit counter, a sewing machine motor with foot control, a pulley, axle and bearings on eBay - most of the bits are coming on China - sewing machine motor drives the axle via a pulley and the pickup bobbin attaches to one of the ends of the axle - the counter is used to count how many turns of wire have gone onto each bobbin.

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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28/03/2020 11:06 am  

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Bits have arrived and I have made a start.  The motor intended to power a sewing machine, it comes with a pedal to control speed but the slowest speed is too fast so I will have to rethink.  The counter works - a small magnet is CA glued to the pulley on the shaft - the sensor connects to the counter - the counter is battery powered.

Next update when I work out how to get the motor to start more slowly.

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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mark bailey
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31/03/2020 3:57 pm  

@frocesterbill

Great stuff Bill!

 

Measure twice, cut once...


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