Have someone had experience using sewing needles for recoiling springs?
I saw a comment on youtube, his a veteran watchmaker and have been recoiling springs for about 60 years.
This was his original post
"Thank you for your honesty, only I am nearly 80 years old and have been recoiling balance springs for about 60 years. I don't use tweezers, I use two VERY small sewing needles with the tip of the eye end ground back leaving what looks like a two pronged fork then with the pointed end pushed into a piece of peg wood. These fine eye ends of the needles fit nicely between the coils of the spring with the spring sitting in the forks. It works well for recoiling and flatting the the spring. But you do have to be very calm with steady hands. Good luck." - Keith solloway
I think this would be a very interesting topic.