Mini Springs for hobby repair

Discussion in 'Radio Control & Other Propulsion Methods' started by guansoon, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. guansoon

    guansoon New Member

    I'm working on a 1940s typewriter and need miniature springs (mostly extension spring, but I also need torsion spring). They have to be small though, say 0.1" OD and about 0.5" long (or less). Anyone done repairs on small moving parts/assemblies that need springs?

    I'm trying not to cannibalize on other machines until I have to. Is there an online store that sells a box of mini spring assortments?
  2. qwerty2008

    qwerty2008 qwerty2008

    You can try reshaping the spring from a ballpoint pen.
  3. desney

    desney New Member

    you can also try getting those teeny weeny springs from used cheapo lighters, specially the spring from the flint

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