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Old 2nd September 2009
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Hand built tubes (video)

Howdy slutz. Just found a two part video on YouTube of a French guy that builds (triode) vacuum tubes by hand. Note that he makes all the components, even the glass bits!

It's a bit of a long watch but I'm sure the tuubies will enjoy it:

YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 1
YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 2

His website (in French) is provided in the info section.
Old 2nd September 2009
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Originally Posted by HookedOnHardware ➑️
Howdy slutz. Just found a two part video on YouTube of a French guy that builds (triode) vacuum tubes by hand. Note that he makes all the components, even the glass bits!

It's a bit of a long watch but I'm sure the tuubies will enjoy it:

YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 1
YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 2

His website (in French) is provided in the info section.

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I saw this a while ago. It is amazing to watch someone take that much time in building something from scratch.
Old 3rd September 2009 | Show parent
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man, this was circulating around the time of the 2nd back to the future movie.
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Maybe he can build some VF14s....
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I saw this a while ago. It is amazing to watch someone take that much time in building something from scratch.
Indeed, this guy has a lot of passion and patience (besides skill). I was surprised to see him winding the springy thingamajigs (technical term) as I went into the video thinking it was more a simple assembly type of deal.

I can't quite figure out what the little metal (round) box is for though. The one with some kind of white padding or heating element inside, in which the glass is suspended. Controlled heater/cooler or something?
Old 3rd September 2009 | Show parent
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Maybe he can build some VF14s....
ya really. why not? the vf14 was a pentode, not triode, and a metal can, but i bet he could do it if he wanted. how much do these handmade tubes cost? or is it all just for demonstration?
Old 4th September 2009
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Howdy slutz. Just found a two part video on YouTube of a French guy that builds (triode) vacuum tubes by hand. Note that he makes all the components, even the glass bits!

It's a bit of a long watch but I'm sure the tuubies will enjoy it:

YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 1
YouTube - hand making vacuum tubes Part 2

His website (in French) is provided in the info section.
This was incredible! That guy is awesome!! I would love to hear those tubes at work in my gear. I admire cats like this who are crafty geniuses. Especially since I am neither crafty nor genius lol.
Old 11th April 2014
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That's true DIY
Old 11th April 2014
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What is that little stamping machine he's using?
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What is that little stamping machine he's using?
Spot welder
Old 14th July 2014
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Here is another guy who makes tubes and alot of other stuff as well.
Gotta love his accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAMRHcbE3g0
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