Will a torsion spring work with this broom/mop holder?
The function of the device centers on a Cam which rotates up or down and then automatically returns to a "home position".
As you slide a broom handle into the cam, the cam gently opens up and accomodates the handle. But when you pull down or let the broom go, the cam rotates downward and holds the broom very steady. To remove broom, just push it upward a bit...
The design I currently have is using elastic - but I believe we could employ a torsion spring instead.
- Would using a torsion spring work?
- How would it work or be positioned on the device?
- Can I make a torsion spring? (i'd really like to do this)
- Can I buy them at reasonable prices anywhere?
Note: I did later figure out how to properly spell "TORSION"
Included is a shot of some example springs.
Also in one of the shots, I attached the mechanism to a clear plastic OJ bottle.
(thought it might be easier to see the mechanics this way)
Thank you for any input you may have!