My First Tesla Coil

This is the very first coil i made, it all started when i was just surfing the web for electronics stuff, happened to come across a tesla coil web page and thought "hey look at how simple that schematic is !! I could build one of those in no time, and wow it gives 2 foot sparks!" Boy was i wrong........

oh and these pictures were actually scanned in ;) before the reign of digital cameras... he he

plate capacitor making with sheets of polypropylene and aluminum foil
Toroid making with plastic ducting and thick tape..