Interesting. Were those charges moving that unit around?
Nah, just the miserably short wire I had to deal with. It's only about 30kV. I've managed to squeeze some more umph out of it now, that was while it was running a 9v battery, I've now rigged up a 12v battery out of D-Cells. With that I can get a stable arc at around 1/2 inch, and it's completely silent. And a bit spooky how silent it is.
I have a adjustable spanner like the one you have on the table, it don't grip the nuts to tight does it
So, is that what you folks are calling those these days? Back in my day we called'em widgets, and we LIKED IT!