Author Topic: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe  (Read 4610 times)

Offline TLGriff

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How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:11:42 AM »
We all use springs in our projects and it's nice to be able to make one that exactly suits your requirements. This video demonstrates a safe technique to wind such a spring out of music wire.

Tom

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1x5_S0Pq4k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1x5_S0Pq4k</a>

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 02:53:24 PM »
Nice job! That might come in handy some day.

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 06:51:47 PM »
Thanks, it's also a heck of a lot of fun to do.

Tom

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 07:03:45 AM »
Hi Tom

                 Thanks for an interesting and informative video.

                                                                                           Well Done   David

Offline TLGriff

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 07:45:18 AM »
Thanks David, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Tom

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 08:12:11 AM »
Tom thanks for the link interesting
John W
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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 08:33:18 AM »
Tom,

just a word of thanks, I recently wound a few springs on my lathe based on the method you outline. These were for my dividing head plunger in project logs! I only needed one, but made a feww to get one that worked!

Thanks again, regards, Matthew

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 09:46:22 AM »
Excellent Matthew, it's good to hear about someone putting these videos to use.

Tom

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 01:28:40 PM »
Thanks for sharing Tom - Great video and well explained.

Cheers

Paul

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 01:50:39 PM »
Thanks Paul.

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 07:04:28 PM »
I am an "Old school" gunsmith.  This method has been used for many years. 
The funny part is that there was no video to learn from in those days.

Thanks for the nice tutorial.

BTW: we always used back gear for winding  And when you are doing
compression springs, We used the thread cutting gear so we could set our pitch.

Thanks again!
Miz

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 07:33:55 PM »
Thanks Miz.

I've tried winding the pitch directly for a compression spring, but found that it's just easier and more predictable to wind it tight and then stretch it to whatever pitch you need. Either way, you end up with a compression spring.

Tom

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »
Useful spring design calculators @

http://wwweng.uwyo.edu/commend/Csdc/

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Re: How to Wind a Coil Spring on the Metal Lathe
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