|Forum topic by RTim||posted 11-19-2011 08:23 PM||971 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-19-2011 08:23 PM
I was leafing through an old issue of Shop Notes (#5) and I realized I could really use the Small-Piece Miter Box so I started building it.
I found all the hardware I need to build it except for the springs. None of my local hardware or big-box stores had the kinds of springs necessary. I found some on Amazon that were a good length and outside diameter but the wire size is too thick and my little gent’s saw cannot compress the springs with normal use. It will compress the springs if I press directly on the back of the saw but then you can’t make a cut so I’m kind of stuck.
Does anyone know of a spring supplier that sells hobbyist quantities of springs at resonable prices? Even 2 – 1” high springs stacked if they were 7/16” – 5/8” OD but only 1 – 2 lbs/in compression force?
-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin