First spring

Wound my first spring today.
Whoo hoo!
First try - fit perfect.
1/4 inch arbour + old guitar string.
Pressure spring for the contacts in my compressor pressure switch.
Thanks to Guy Lautard and others who have taken the time to instruct.
Makes falling off a log seem complicated.
Ken (one happy camper today)
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Ken Davey
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It's nice when things work out right, isn't it?
Now that you've got the bug, you can go here to learn how to make more complex springs.
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Jeff (Who still remembers how he felt when someone smarter than him pointed out that a coil spring is just a torsion bar packed into a more compact form.)
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Jeff Wisnia
Thanks Jeff. I already had that site bookmarked. It is one of the resources I gave the general thanks for. And now for a reality check. I know from experience that 'madness' lurks here. Sort of reminds me of my first lathe cut thread. Absolutely perfect without the slightest effort - and in stainless no less!. Now, many buggered up attempts later...................... I know better. Rule #1 - If it seems too easy to be true it isn't. #1-b - A trap or two (or several - possibly an unlimited number) is built into every easy procedure. Rule #2 - NOTHING worthwhile doing is easy. Rule #3 - Beginners luck over rules all the rules. Rule #4 - There are no rules. The universe will eventually get you. Rule #5 - Murphy was right.
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Ken Davey

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