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    Default Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans

    I approached Joe about posting the plans for his winder directly on the MB, and he gave enthusiastic approval. Quoth he: "It will make me Happy to have them on the board." I've compiled them into four downloadable 8x10 pdf files, for printing. The fifth file has them all on a single 8x10 file; but printed out, most of it would be too small to read. At his request, I'm including a link to his video tutorial on Youtube. The video was made with an early model of the winder that had no brake. Enjoy. --bangster


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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: bangster)

    Hey Joe...
    Thanks for inventing this winder. And thanks for passing it along. It's excellent in itself, but it also provides a groundwork for inventive horologers to modify for their own purposes. You're the father of this basic design, and many will continue to love you for it.

    Accept the thanks of everybody who will ever make use of these plans.

    bangster
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: bangster)

    Awesome Joe thank you. I have used it for about 4 years now. Being made of wood it is easy to modify, enhance, replace what ever. It would be interesting to know how many members have used your plans.

    David
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: David S)

    I would Like to say a Big Thank You to Joe,for allowing this to be Posted,and to Bangster,for Posting It,Awesome

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: phildee)

    Ditto on that. I plan to make one real soon. Thanks Joe for sharing.
    "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." - Ecc. 3:1

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: Fitzclan)

    I am lucky enough to have a set of hand drawn plans Joe sent me back in 2006 and also his 2005 tutorial CD on how to use the winder. 9 years on and my Joe Collins winder is still working a treat. Thanks Joe!!!!!
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: leeinv66)

    As a newcomer to the hobby, one of my biggest concerns has been my inability to service mainsprings. Joe's winder changed that.

    I do not consider myself a woodworker and I do not have the sort of powered workshop tools, like bench saws, drill presses and lathes, that some might take for granted. Yet I made a functional winder using quick-grip clamps, square, tenon saw, power drill and sandpaper. I was amazed when I wound my first spring, and my winder didn't collapse

    The most difficult parts for me were finding something to make a suitable mainshaft and getting my hands on an affordable t-handle wrench. But the actual manufacture just took observation, care and time. After servicing just two springs, I am already making modifications and considering others.

    Thanks Joe.
    Andy.
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: AndyDWA)

    For a few variations on the Joe Collins design, check out THIS THREAD.

    HERE'
    s another interesting thread.

    And HERE's yet another.
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: bangster)

    Hi Joe this is groovy cant wait to get going on making this

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: Roger007)

    Hello Joe, I am in the process of making a mainspring winder,but cannot find after many attempts a chuck the same that you use on your mainspring winder,
    I would be most grateful if you could tell me where you obtained it.
    I am making a pattern shown on utube it uses a brass barrel clamp, again I cannot find it in the u.k. Do you know where I might get it.
    I have it made up and just need those two items to finish the job.
    Your winder is very good,now I have the pattern I will make yours next.
    Best regards Geoff Cross. (crossie)

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: crossie)

    Thank you Joe for allowing it to be shared on this mb, i use mine.
    One clock at a time. Kevin West
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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: Kevin W.)

    Joe
    Ihave tried to download the files with out any success. Any help wouldbe appreciated and be used to learn and grow in the repair of clocks.
    Nelson

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: ncollar)

    What happens when you click on the picture?

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: bangster)

    Joe
    Thanks for replying to my post. When I click on the pics it starts to redirect and just times out before it does anything. Any help would be more than appreciated.
    nel2lar (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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    Default Re: Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans (By: ncollar)

    The pictures are actually PDF files. Do you have a PDF viewer program on your PC? If not, you will need to down load something like this: Click Here
    Cheers
    Peter R Lee: AKA (Pee-Tah) from Australia

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