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A tragedy to say the least, Gene, this is a silent killer that strikes so fast there is no warning after it is switched on.

The problem I see is that it does produce uncontrollable fascinating designs that attract people who have no knowledge or respect for the power of high voltage electricity. It would be nice if it had never been marketed as a form of "art" work.
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That is something that has never appealed to me, including the final patterns. Never knew it could be fatal tho, none of the utube videos I have seen on it (not many), never mentioned that.
 

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Theo, most of the fractal burners are 2KV. That'll kill ya instantly.
 

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Theo, most of the fractal burners are 2KV. That'll kill ya instantly.
I think that is a little on the conservative side, Gene. I read they started around 7KV and went up to 15KV.
The homade ones from microwave transformers start at around 7KV ,the one I had was 12KV.
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Theo, This the 4th one I have seen documented on the internet as causing a death.


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My mistake, Herb. Poor keyboard skills.
 
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Well I’m not going to attempt it now . Had bad thoughts about it when I seen it to, as it looks like an accident waiting to happen .I dam near cried when I listened to the widow .

I’m just glad Herb has put his electrodes away :)
Better safe than sorry. I'm glad he did, too. Glad you won't be trying it either.
 

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Better safe than sorry. I'm glad he did, too. Glad you won't be trying it either.
I watched a members video doing it on a coffee table , and that got me intrigued. Although I work around power everyday , I’m still intimidated by it and would prefer to die a more natural death .
So I think I’ll pass :|
 

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After looking at this again, it had the looks of a home made unit. PVC pipe probes ,electrical tape,battery charger clips, wrong gloves, maybe no foot peddle switch.
I have seen some videos using 300v. house wiring, wire nuts, sitting in a chair with forearms resting on the table edge.

I am glad you posted this ,Gene, and that you bumped this ,Tony, sadly there will be more casualties.
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Don, you'd be wise to forget it, too. Don't want to lose any friends.
 

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A local flooring store added a small table to their showroom. One of the tile installers and his wife made it. Beautiful work with metallic green epoxy down the center. If I had a shop where I could do this sort of thing, I'd make some sort of fail proof way to do it. Maybe separated by a plexiglass shield or door that could not be opened without unplugging the power cord.
Beautiful stuff, but scary process.
 

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A local flooring store added a small table to their showroom. One of the tile installers and his wife made it. Beautiful work with metallic green epoxy down the center. If I had a shop where I could do this sort of thing, I'd make some sort of fail proof way to do it. Maybe separated by a plexiglass shield or door that could not be opened without unplugging the power cord.
Beautiful stuff, but scary process.
Well the way the stock market is going , I’m debating to make one
 

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You know the old saying "Once burnt, twice shy". Well, with those fractal gadgets, once is all ya get.
 
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