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Title: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 12, 2012, 11:18:27 AM
hi all , i would love to try and make my own touch wood mini , or some thing along the same lines any way , small palm sized and wood lol

could any one point me in the direction of some usefull and informative info as i haven't a clue when it comes to wireing

also where would i get the 510 connections and switches from ?

thanks all
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: itsmeitis on June 12, 2012, 11:20:12 AM
connectors are normally available at Liberty-Flights ...
the overall principle is simple and only requires a switched positive circut ... i'll see if i can find some instructions toward the wiring aspect ...

here is a simple wiring option as presented by Garry Dibley:

http://e-cig-reviews.com/forum/index.php/topic,50.0.html (http://e-cig-reviews.com/forum/index.php/topic,50.0.html)
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: itsmeitis on June 12, 2012, 11:32:13 AM
the touchwood employs a very similar principle where its negative is permanent and positive on momentary switched ... the positive carries round through its bottom brass plate and is switched to create a circuit ...
so while depressing the top button, it meets the heavy brass screw securing the bottom in situ, and thus continues a circuit.
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 12, 2012, 12:47:21 PM
think i will have to try and find some sort of digram lol

so from what you are saying there is vary little wirering in a touch wood style device ?

going to have a look for the batterie the touch wood mini takes now , think that would be a good starting point , as the body can be made to suite then 
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: Fiona on June 12, 2012, 12:52:09 PM
I think ebay is a good place to get some of your bits and bobs. And Maplins? Do they do this kind of stuff you need?.........
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: Irez on June 12, 2012, 01:13:25 PM
Liberty Flights sell buttons, connections, boxes and cabling etc
http://www.liberty-flights.co.uk/category.asp?categoryid=8 (http://www.liberty-flights.co.uk/category.asp?categoryid=8)
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: itsmeitis on June 12, 2012, 01:47:52 PM
think i will have to try and find some sort of digram lol

so from what you are saying there is vary little wirering in a touch wood style device ?

going to have a look for the batterie the touch wood mini takes now , think that would be a good starting point , as the body can be made to suite then
there is very little wiring in many e-cigs ... wooden construction causes need for continuity that would be coincidental from a usual metalic body mod.

CPC, Farnell, Maplin, Ebay, all carry the "momentary" or "push to make" switches but an e-cig vendor is probarbly best source for full e-cig connectors such as 510 sockets.
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 14, 2012, 09:17:40 PM
for some reason i did not think it would be so simple as that lol

so the negative end of the batterie would be wired to the atomizer connection , then to a switch , and the long screw thro and bottom plate make up the last of the wiring or connections ?

my confidence is building lol
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 16, 2012, 03:54:13 PM
hi all , are any of these switches suitable for a mod?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270875259239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270875259239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180669765737?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180669765737?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270703825767?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270703825767?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290727105948?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290727105948?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290720351779?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290720351779?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170856830707?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170856830707?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: itsmeitis on June 16, 2012, 04:11:23 PM
looking at the links, i'd go with the first one i.e item number 270875259239 ... i believe that one is perfect for this application.

re: "so the negative end of the batterie would be wired to the atomizer connection , then to a switch , and the long screw thro and bottom plate make up the last of the wiring or connections ?"

the negative is in permanant contact with the atomizer connection and the live or positive, intermittent as switched.

Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 16, 2012, 04:19:44 PM
thanks for that , think i may ordering the bits and bobs and give it a go .

think im gona have a go at some thing similar to the touch wood mini but maybe without the top and bottom plate , think they would be the bit that would cause the most problems finding cutting and trying to get a good finish on the metal so may leave that out for the first try

also fancy trying my hand at a pipe lol
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: Fiona on June 16, 2012, 04:35:22 PM
Thats a cool looking switch  ;D
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 16, 2012, 06:49:10 PM
gona find a nice bit of wood over the next week , will order the batt switches and 510 conecters then and get started
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: Fiona on June 16, 2012, 09:11:40 PM
Cool...I hope it turns out well....Dont forget to show us when its finished!  ;D
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: I Shall Not Recant on June 16, 2012, 09:24:05 PM

Some good vids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG-LRlSHFVM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG-LRlSHFVM#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjK_oQG_51c#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjK_oQG_51c#ws)
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: Fiona on June 16, 2012, 10:04:12 PM
Nice one Craig...Steel Jan knows her stuff :)
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: I Shall Not Recant on June 16, 2012, 10:25:43 PM
Yeah, she is quite cool...

... in a mental way.
Title: Re: first diy guidance please
Post by: chilly on June 16, 2012, 10:33:21 PM
good vid thanks for that , she is one cool vapeing granny lol