- Aug 20, 2020
Does anyone know if Joe Collins is still making his mainspring winding tool?
I don't know if you've read the entire thread under the "Joe Collins Spring Winder Plans" stickie, but I'd recommend doing so. You'll find this post of mine...Does anyone know if Joe Collins is still making his mainspring winding tool?
Right on, Willie! For me it's almost as much about the tools as it is about the clocks! I built my spring winder from scrap parts and about $10 of miscellaneous bits from the hardware store. The tool was the easy part - the sleeves were another story. Finding the right diameter tubing from which to make them can be a bit challenging.If you can't do certain parts of the construction. Every town has someone who can, and will, do it for you.
And, it's a good excuse to buy a new drill press, Dremel tool, and other goodies.