I occasionally find myself needing springs to complete my designs,
and at the moment an unusual project to make a disassembling martini
glass* out of glass and silver** is floundering as I need a very
specific type of spring to make the stem work.
In the past I have wound my own, badly, from piano wire, but this
project needs something a bit more special, possibly even as exotic
as superelastic Nitinol or titanium. Have any of you had anything
similar made up, and if so could you recommend a supplier? I have
done the usual internet searches and the odd RFQ, but as yet have had
no joy from the more obvious sources.
chris at collarsandcuffs.co.uk
- Though all martini glasses are prone to disassembling, the
beauty of this one is that it reassembles as well.
** Yes, I may have been unduly influenced by too many martinis
when I came up with the idea.