TUBECRAFTER:
AMATEUR VACUUM TUBE MAKING
BASIC EQUIPMENT
WHICH TYPE OF GLASS
MAKING THE VACUUM
TUBE GLASS BLOWING
TORCHES
OXYGEN AND GAS
MECHANICAL PUMPS
DIFFUSION PUMPS
VACUUM GAUGES
TUBE MAKING FIXTURES
This website is the result of over 10 years of amateur vacuum tube making experience. The task has proven to be much more difficult than anticipated, however by sticking with it success has been had!
Read here to find out the necessary proceedures to successfully make a working tube. Most of the information presented here is the result of many hours of experimentation with numerous tests to get a working solution. Some theory is presented, but most of the information is practical how-to details.
The most difficult part of the process will be in setting up the required equipment, which can easily cost thousands of dollars. If you do not have that kind of cash for your hobby, you might not be able to succeed in making tubes. Several simple tubes are presented that can be made with less complicated equipment.
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ron soyland
A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE MAKING OF VACUUM TUBES IN AN AMATEUR SHOP

THE SITE IS ORGANIZED LIKE A BOOK, THE CHAPTERS LISTED TO THE LEFT. TO GET BACK TO THIS PAGE CLICK THE HOME BUTTON ON EACH CHAPTER PAGE.
THE PINCHER WELDER
THE GETTER FLASHER
THE GLASS LATHE
THE DIAMOND SAW
NOTE: SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. SOME LINKS ARE NOT YET PRESENT.
MAKING WIRE SEALS IN PYREX
TURBOMOLECULAR PUMPS
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