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RogerT

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Spring making jig
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:55:41 PM »

Anyone got some tips on making springs? I normally clamp a rod of suitable size in a vice and wind piano wire using pliers etc. It works as a method, but it isn't very satisfactory. Emmanuel Pariselle has a jig (made of nylon) with various pins that we used to make springs... a clever little gadget. Has anyone got a similar gadget or way of doing it. Previous thread there was a picture of round nosed pliers etc... just wondered if any spring making wizards would care to share their secrets?

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Re: Spring making jig
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 07:33:36 PM »

I have used this method. It worked for me.
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Re: Spring making jig
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 07:44:36 PM »

If you use that method and replace the drill
Then you have Emmanuel's spring tool. Set the tube into a conveniently sized small block of wood and turn it by hand. 
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Re: Spring making jig
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 07:59:08 AM »

Great. Thanks  :||:

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Re: Spring making jig
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 07:53:27 AM »

I usually use parallel, smooth. round jaw  bending pliers to make springs, but have also wound them around a mandrel of desired diameter mounted in a metal turning lathe. I have transfer punches in all the fractional, letter and number drill sizes and have used these as mandrels when inserted in the chuck of a hand cranked antique drill press. I insert one end of the spring wire between the chuck jaws and wind the wire around the mandrel by rotating the drill press quill.
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