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    source of spring clips

    ..for contact printing frames. Anyone know where can I get em?


    Wayne

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    Check with Richard Ritter as I remember reading that he can make various springs of all sorts from stock in his machine shop. With some size dimensions and tension criteria I am sure that he could kick out something pretty quick to meet your criteria.

    Cheers!

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    They should be pretty easy to make. You can get the spring steel from McMaster Carr(www.mcmaster.com). It is tough stuff to cut, though. You could probably cut it with a corner of a file or use a cut off wheel on a Dremel tool. The corners can be rounded with a file or a grinding wheel. You can make the bends by clamping the steel in a vice and bending it. If you don't have a vice, clamp the part between two blocks of wood and bend it. I've made prototypes at work this way and it works fairly well.

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    If you have access to a table saw... I had a friend make mine from laminating multiple birch strips cut about 3/32 x 1 1/4 inch. Work like a charm.

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    Take a lok at the thread with PF frames there's a view of the back of one. They used clips used for retaining screens or storm windows in a storm door. $4-5pkg of 4 at the hardware store. Not the prettiest in town but functional.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.



 

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