Tesla Coil Capacitor help

I have just started building my first tesla coil. I am fairly experienced with electrical stuff and high voltage but I can't seem to get past building a homemade capacitor that will work. My first attempt I built eight Leyden jars in parallel that were constructed from glass canning jars and metal tape. Next I tried lining a 5-gallon bucket inside out with aluminum foil. Lastly I tried assembled a rolled capacitor with aluminum foil as the plates and wax paper as the dielectric (about 10 square feet). All of these have failed in a similar fashion; I hook them into the circuit and the spark gap wont fire. There is no arcing however the bucket and jar constructions made a faint noise similar to a capacitor charging. I have seen instructables and videos with only three or four Leyden jars in parallel and the spark gap is firing. I don't know whether the homemade ones just don’t have enough capacitance or if it is something else. If anybody has any input on the problem please help.

P.S. I am using a 14kv 35ma 60hz oil burner ignition to power the coil

below is a diagram of the circuit configuration

Picture of Tesla Coil Capacitor help
you might want to have a safty spark gap in this design....just a thought I was going to do this exact layout someone said that it might have burnt up my nst's
you might want to have a safty spark gap in this design....just a thought I was going to do this exact layout someone said that it might have burnt up my nst's
I built 2 salt water bucket capacitors they worked great I had 2 nst's 12-60 and there is a video on youtube from the geek group http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjqKcRQB3RI