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I recently gave information about Timegrapher. I thought someone might be interested in my approach to homemade tools.

I made a mainspring Barrel press from two different sized shampoo tops. A small hole in the centre of each makes a gap for the arbour.

A £4.99 presto tool. Cutting a groove with a dremel makes it useable for 5 spoke wheel removal. 

Spring saver whilst washing. Centre of a suction cap. Outer edge cut away. Inserted into the mesh basket, placed on top of springs means they do not get caught in the mesh. 

Just loving the hobby.

Ross

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More home made accessory tools

Better show of Mainspring press

Better view of Presto 5 wheel extractor

Balance cock support holder (holes in top and bottom of plastic pots, pegwood insert)

Oil holder. Tape to allow easy opening and closing for use.

Movement holder. Base enlarged so that it does not fall over easy under pressures.

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11 minutes ago, rossjackson01 said:

More home made accessory tools

Better show of Mainspring press

Better view of Presto 5 wheel extractor

Balance cock support holder (holes in top and bottom of plastic pots, pegwood insert)

Oil holder. Tape to allow easy opening and closing for use.

Movement holder. Base enlarged so that it does not fall over easy under pressures.

IMG_20221107_200418.jpg

IMG_20221107_200432.jpg

IMG_20221107_200443.jpg

IMG_20221107_200451.jpg

IMG_20221107_200614.jpg

I ĺike the barrel lid press Ross, i think thats a great idea. I know where you are coming from with the movement holder they can tip when placing any pressure on one side. With a tight screw or releasing a stem. Little tip with the balance tack as i hate to see the h/s stretching, place a piece of correctly sized foam over the shaft to create a table for the balance wheel to rest on. Use a dense foam as opposed to a sponge in case the pivot grabs . Something like an old yoga mat or those foam interlocking mats for kids.

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