I have devised a way to make cone springs needed in a lockdown design project (details to follow). I found a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubQqYq5vmnc) in which it is suggested that any compression spring could be made by making the corresponding extension spring (meaning adjacent tight windings) and then pulling apart the spring. Now it is much easier making an extension cone spring than a compression cone spring (you basically lead the spring wire in between tw
Hi everybody -
for a follow-up, I present my solution for making small cone springs. Though it looks fairly organic and straightforward, the price for this construction were a perceived kilometer of wasted spring wire, about a dozen attempted solutions for the bin on the way and many many scratches, scars and dents in my hands (as you can guess from some of the close ups in the video).
I'm quite satisfied with this solution (which is important becau