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Old 10-10-2017, 10:41 PM   #51
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Yes, I have used Berrilium copper(Dangerous in dust form) and Tungsten copper. The best electrode material I have used is ,to my knowledge Tellurium Copper. It is the best material for copper based electrodes.: Quote: Tellurium Copper's (TelCu) resistance to hydrogen embrittlement combined with its' high electrical and thermal conductivity make it the ideal choice for electrical applications requiring extensive machining, corrosion resistance, or for the production of hot forged products.
The cutting properties of copper are enhanced significantly by creating a copper alloy with the addition of .5% tellurium (C145 Tellurium) which is adapted for use in high-speed automatic screw machines. On a machinability rating scale with 100% equal to free-cutting brass, Copper 145 Tellurium has a machinability rating scale of 85-90%, compared to pure copper which has a machinability rating scale of approximately 20%. The results? Increased efficiency on manual and automatic production lines as well as a significantly longer tool life!

It is a very nice material to machine compared to normal copper and does not cost much more. It is also available in larger sections. Graphite kicks in when you want large electrodes.


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This web page and the videos on it gives a very good overview of the clock. http://www.my-time-machines.net/astro_10-16.htm


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Buchanan your clock looks like gearwheel heaven.
All wheels connected and unisono working //communicating?// together.
This masterpiece probably has its own consciousness.


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