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7 minutes ago, Tudor said:

Nice gloves... probably to cover the scars from the last time he tried that trick?

The gloves are very good there made of a rough suede leather and very thick I have a pair for mainspring removal using a Ollie Baker for fusee spring removal the gloves give plenty of grip on the barrel.

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Bl**dy hell PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE>> Not only is there a great risk of distorting the spring the loss of an eye is a real possibility. Some of these springs really fly. If you do not have a dedicated spring winder and want to try his method you must have the barrel inside a clear thick plastic bag when undoing and still wear eye protection and gloves etc. 

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I'd like to see him with a  fusee clock spring, first removing it without a winder then trying to get it back in its barrel. If you want to see more of this idiot he has more videos. 

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I can see nothing wrong with this method providing you adopt suitable safety equipment such as that below. Do not expect the spring to be any good though after and I would recommend obtaining and fitting a new spring. Should you try the method without the shown PPE below  then prior to spring removal  also get a quote to redecorate the room you are in as there is a great possibility that you may splash some red pigment on near wall coverings and furnishings.

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3:29  Oooooohhh that went silky smoothly, I bet nobody else saw that coming. 😆 

I remember doing something similar with an old Hornby clockwork locomotive that no longer worked, when I was a kid (showing my age again).

I undid the four screws holding the thing together and there was a very similar explosion of uncoiling steel with the addition of a few airborne cogs, and a very confused me sitting thinking bloody hell how did they manage to get all that spring in there, and how the heck am I going to get all the bits back in.

Speaking of which, how the heck is he hoping to get it all back in? Superglue and a hammer?

AndyHull grabs the popcorn and starts looking for the follow up video.

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Braver man than I, Gunga Din.  I think I'll use the tools they make for that.  I've had springy things lash out and draw blood on me before.  Never enjoyed it so much that I desired to repeat it. 

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