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DIY Springs... Make Your Own Springs at Home!



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hello everyone welcome back to the

workshop today I want to take and show

you everyone a very handy little trick

to make your own mild steel spring now

this rod here is a piece of I believe it

as eighth inch believe so yep

so this is a piece of eighth inch

diameter 10 18 and this here is an inch

and a quarter pipe with a 3/16 slot cut

in it now this is our tool portion of

making our mild steel spring this is

going to be a coil spring and

essentially there's a lot of really good

videos out there where guys you know

make these kind of tools and you know do

well they've got all the math and

research and I've heard there's charts

and stuff with this I believe this old

Tony has done a video on making Springs

but he has a lathe and a in a actual

spring making tool concept here I'm

gonna adjust you guys here for a second

just so you can see what's going on here

so but this is just kind of a simple way

you can do it at home without the

process of the lathe so what we're going

to do is we're actually going since this

is just mild steel we are actually going

to wrap this cold so you just take it

have to bend it around now this will

work for small Springs small little

mechanical Springs that's what it's

mainly good for and off since the

cameras in a way I'll have to keep

adjusting this pipe but essentially you

just roll this thing right around you

have to have the knot in it so this way

you can capture the end of the spring

but after you have that portion down you

can just keep rolling this thing right

on up now I'll roll it all the way back

around saying really get another good

wrap on it like I said if the key

wasn't in the way I would have enough

space and clearance that I could just

you know good a town on this thing but

the trick to it is just make sure your

raps are good and tight if you're making

this tension spring like I am here if

you are making a if you are making a

compression spring which means the

spring compresses you just make your

wraps a little further apart if you're

making an extension spring you make it

where your wraps are tight together and

then you know the action is pulled apart

so to speak so just keep doing this

right on around now be aware this takes

a lot of linear feet of material so you

want to do this in an area where you got

quite a bit of space because you'll need

it this rod here that I started with

this about four foot long and as you can

see I've only got two wraps so far hello

two and a half reps we go just trying to

get this where you guys can still see

what I'm doing yeah pretty much you just

wrap this around keep your wraps nice

consistent and even I won't get into all

the stuff like you know pitch of the

wraps and how many wraps and what it

does this is just meant to be a simple

explanation of how you can make a mild

steel spring now since you're stretching

the purpose behind this since you're

stretching the material cold around this

mandrel what's happening is that grain

structure does not want to be

transformed so it's wanting to try to go

back to its original state and then

that's what makes this an effective

spring now we can just wrap it all

around let's go take a little bit work

you can see I'm doing it by hand I'm

just gonna try to get about this

Tyrael there there we go and off the

diet goes so now you can take this

portion and you can curl it into a hook

and you can create an extension spring

heavy duty or you can actually put it in

somewhere you can use it for like

mousetraps or you know heavier duty

traps of some sort because it does

spring quite a bit can't really show it

on camera the greatest there the other

thing you can do with this is you can

actually cut this off and you can finish

finish off the end just straight for a

compression what sorry

tongue-tied for a compression spring you

can just cut this off right back in here

and then just drying that flat on both

sides and you've got a compression

spring then that way and you know this

size this is a great tool and method for

anybody who is doing fabrication work of

any sort maybe for power hammers may be

hard to find Springs things like that if

you can't get them locally or they cost

too much to ship you from Amazon so be

looking out to this process and for in

future power hammer builds and tooling

builds because you know this is a very

handy way of making a spring as far as

longevity you know I don't know yet I

haven't really went through the testing

of it but you know this right here the

coiling up all these coils in it taking

tension across a whole entire bar I

doubt it will break or find brittleness

even in in my lifetime but that's just

my thinking anyhow so anyways that's how

you do it

you can just have a simple piece of pipe

to the inside diameter that you want

your spring to be cut a knot just

slightly bigger in it than what the

material thickness the thickness of the

spring you want it to be and then

calculate how many wraps you need to

take and go around and I believe I

believe the

the math on that is you take the

diameter of the pipe plus the thickness

of your material and you times that by

PI and then that gives you roughly how

much material you need to make one wrap

then you take that and you just times it

by the number of wraps you want in the

piece so you know if you you know you

can figure that out figure out how many

wraps it's gonna take to the inch just

do some simple math there guys and you

guys can go from there so anyways thank

you all for watching this video

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appreciate the feedback god bless you

all and we'll catch you on the next one