Hello ragingbull, I think that I understand what you're doing. You are unwrapping the core wire of your coils, then they end up useless. You don't need to do that. When wraps is mentioned with coils, they mean the amount of times that the wire that is wrapped around a forming tool. This is the same for simple or complex multi wire coils. Instead, install a coil and tighten the screws once you have centered it. Then use a screwdriver or tweezers to move the wraps apart a little, then cut off the excess wire. Then the fun with wicking can commence. Hope that this is helpful to you and you get it sussed, but once you've done it a few times it gets much easier. My preference for MTL is 29 AWG (0.28mm) SS316L wire, as it's thick enough to use and not thin enough to annoy. And I use a 3mm forming tool (knitting needle), but a drill bit or anything the right size can be used.