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    Rollerball Springs?

    Anyone got any idea where I might get rollerball springs from? They're the little ones that go inside the finial and put pressure on the rollerball refill to push it out of the nib. I'm going to try machining rollerball sections (on my spanking new Warco mini lathe!) but won't get far without the springs to keep the refill in tension.

    The usual Yankee suspects supply them (Indy-Pen-Dance, Silverpenparts, PSI) but I don't fancy paying $20 to ship a tiny bag of springs across the pond! Any ideas?

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    PenCrafts.co.uk have a variety of springs.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    PenCrafts.co.uk have a variety of springs.
    Cheers Neil! Not ideal - they are ballpoint 'sleeve' springs (go over the narrow section behind the nib to ensure the refill retracts properly). But better than nothing if they're the best I can get ...

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    Cant help you with the springs David, but can you give us a review on the lathe when you have used it a few times please ...
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    I'll see what I can do for you at the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Cant help you with the springs David, but can you give us a review on the lathe when you have used it a few times please ...
    Will do, Jim! First thing I did was break some teeth on the leadscrew drive gear ... Grrrrrr! Stupid doesn't quite cover it! Got a replacement today.

    Absolutely perfect, Frankie! Bit dear, though - 4 a spring?!?!?

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    I'll see what I can do for you at the weekend.
    Thanks George, I appreciate it.
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    [QUOTE=Jimjam66;7324]Will do, Jim! First thing I did was break some teeth on the leadscrew drive gear ... Grrrrrr! Stupid doesn't quite cover it! Got a replacement today.



    how did you do it

     
     
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    These mini lathes come with NO user guide (what you get is generic and fifteen years or so out of date), so I couldn't figure out what a certain tang on the end of the lead screw was for. Tightened it, turned on the lathe, heard a bang followed by some grinding ... Turns out it locks the lead screw ...

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    Easy done David....
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