Re: More paddles and keys ...
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Thanks for the various suggestions. Got to the DIY shop Friday and had a frustrating time sorting through their large collection of assorted springs (probably 95 percent wrong "sense") - just about to give up but found a small box at back of shelf with assorted brand new springs, correct sense & a few of exactly correct ID/OD. Took all day to remember how to reconstruct but my QCX now all OK for CW - if only retraining my stale brain to decode could be that quick!
Marina Square mall and i12 Katong mall both have music instrument shops. Should be pretty easy to find.
Thanks for the tips. Never thought of taking the DIY to the next level - shame on me!
Now I need to find a local source of piano wire (in 9V/9M)
Thanks again Mike
They aren't difficult to wind. K&S Metals has
small dia. piano wire. Use an ordinary screw as a form. I
usually go with a screw the next size down from what I want as
they tend to unwind a little. You can also wind them on dowels
and bamboo skewers. I do this often when I need one right away
for development, then replace it later when I have time as the
commercial ones have much nicer finish winds on the ends.
On 11/27/2019 6:36 PM, Mike Easterbrook
Thanks for the suggestion Niels. That was one
source of springs I hadn't thought of. Those that I've checked
so far are either wrong ID for the 3mm screw or wound in wrong
Continuing to look. Closest I've found is
tensioning wire for net curtains but all I can get here are
too small ID
On Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 19:34
Niels Jalling, <niels@...
Take a look inside a ballpen
from your pile of old pens.
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