by John Bradley of
Captain Jack's Tattoo
Your Own Front & Rear Springs
This tech tip is for those of you who want unlimited access to free front and rear tattoo machine springs. When I got into this business I use to make front and rear springs. It was easy and it was free. If you go down to just about any factory that receives freight on pallets you will find all the material you ever needed for free. What you will be looking for is blue steel banding wire. It is use to wrap freight onto
pallets. When the freight arrives at the factory the banding wire is cut and thrown away along with the pallet. If you take the banding wire and cut it, bend it, and punch holes you can use it for front and rear springs. All you will need is sheet metal snipes and a metal punch and pliers. Just remember to file the corners smooth after you get done cutting the shape of the springs. If you don't file the corners they can produce nasty cuts. Any question just give me a call...John
P.S. If you feel want to go all the way...you can also add contact points on the front springs...you can buy them at some tattoo supply companies.
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by John Bradley of Captain Jack's Tattoo
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