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Pallet and Pedal Board Springs

After trying to bend wire around a copper pipe by hand, I quickly realized that I needed a tool to make the pallet and pedal board springs. The following pictures show my spring making tool:

There are two arms that rotate around a wooden shaft. A piece of wire is permanently clamped to one arm. The other arm has a wood clamp that grips the wire but allows the wire to feed around the shaft as the arms rotate. The end results were very repeatable. Here's a pallet spring:

Here's a pedal spring: