Originally Posted by MattR
I am following the guide V-Twin created and made myself a jig to coil my stainless steel. So far I have had moderate success. I have coiled down the diameter 2-3 inches so far, but I can't get it smaller.
The issue is I can't seem to find the right balance between too tight (where I can't move the coil through) or too loose (coil moves through without going tighter).
I have noticed that the nylon locknut grates against the middle pulley when I have everything tightened down, anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent that?
My only other thought is that my pulleys are maybe too deep? They are the 1/2" rope pulleys suggested in the guide. I have spent a couple of nights thinking about this, it has become an obsession. So far the coil is in good shape so I haven't totally effed it up yet.
Thanks for any assistance.
The double nuts should prevent the nylon locknut from hitting the pulley. Reset and then retightem the double nuts.
Finding that sweets pot between too tight and too loose is tough. Also double check that all pulleys are on the same plane as if one is even slightly out of line make the whole operation of getting the coil through difficult.
Finally I found that it shrunk slowly at first but then it only took me a couple of passes to get to my 15.5" diameter target once I got past those first few inches of shrinkage.