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by poodling around
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Another EMG soundbox it seems
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Another EMG soundbox it seems

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-rare-EM ... c&LH_All=1

It looks different to others I have seen though ?
by poodling around
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

Looks like great progress! I would trim away some of the excess length, between the break and your new hole, and maybe round off the end a bit . Also, put a tighter curl on the spring end, so that it wraps snuggly around the shaft when you reassemble. Thanks again JerryVan, your advice / experience...
by poodling around
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

Well, the spring was tempered - I was quite surprised at how the metal changed colour before my very eyes. Then a hole made - which in my very inexperienced opinion looks okay ? There were some marks stamped onto the other (outer) end and wonder if anyone knows what they mean ? A date perhaps ? (Apr...
by poodling around
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Parlophone Coin-Op on UK eBay.
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Parlophone Coin-Op on UK eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/gramophone/313440704251?_trkparms=aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201018205123%26meid%3D2b7712e61044494c90b747988ab0db84%26pid%3D101286%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26mehot%3Dnone%26itm%3D313440704251%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv%3DWatchlistVari...
by poodling around
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

It ain't easy. I heat the first 1" - 1-1/2" of the inner curl to red hot, then allow it to cool. Be careful to keep the heat away from too much of the inner coils! I then grab the inner end with a good pair of needle nose pliers and peel it out of the center. Then, force a piece of hard d...
by poodling around
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

It ain't easy. I heat the first 1" - 1-1/2" of the inner curl to red hot, then allow it to cool. Be careful to keep the heat away from too much of the inner coils! I then grab the inner end with a good pair of needle nose pliers and peel it out of the center. Then, force a piece of hard d...
by poodling around
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

Okay, so I decided to repair the spring and all was going well until I realised that my spring needs repairing at the centre end and not the outer end. All the you tube video's show the outer end being repaired - which seems much easier as accessing the inner part is difficult as it is tightly coile...
by poodling around
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

It was such a lovely, warm, sunny, ' Spring day ' (get it ? :roll: ). Happily now done ! It is about 8 feet long and one inch wide. So, because it was broken (the broken bit no-where to be found) I assume it was about 9 feet long when installed as this is a German portable gramophone. Now, the quest...
by poodling around
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

Yes, it's definitely broken. Personally, I'd buy a replacement spring. While it is possible to repair your spring, I think it's been shortened too much to be worth while. My experience has been when you lose more than about an inch of spring at the centre and you need to heat and drill it to repair...
by poodling around
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'
Replies: 27
Views: 415

Re: Restoring a Spring - 'Take 2'

Ah ha ! I have just looked at ebay and a spare spring I bought for a garrard motor and conclude that this spring is indeed broken. All other springs 'fold into the centre' making it easier to attach. They are not entirely around the edge. Some have holes to use to attach in the centre. So I will hav...