Irresistible warning!

Willie X

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No real clockie could ever resist that warning! And it says "not repairable" too ... Ha, I've repaired lots of em.

If you want to improve your spring handling skills this is a good teacher. TAKE ALL SAFETY PRECAUSIONS, especially the safety goggles. Real safety goggles are made by companies like Honeywell. They completely surround your eyes and have a big adjustable strap that goes around your head.

The springs in these things are very light and very long. The one in the photo is an old Stanley "Fat Max" 25 footer. It's a real bear to work on but a great tape measure.

Probably best to start out with the smaller ones.

Have fun, Willie

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bruce linde

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i don't know if your post really measures up to standards. :)

when i'm working with mainsprings i want a t-shirt that says: highly stressed horologist :)
 

Willie X

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Bruce,
I would really like a good quality, weight driven, tape measure but ......... you know.
Willie
 
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Bruce,
I would really like a good quality, weight driven, tape measure but ......... you know.
Willie
Wow i cant tell you how many of them ive repaired over my 35 years doing construction. What did me in were the stick rulers. Id bust them any time i got my hands on them.
 

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Wow i cant tell you how many of them ive repaired over my 35 years doing construction. What did me in were the stick rulers. Id bust them any time i got my hands on them.
What do you think Duct tape is made for? :chuckling:
 

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