Originally Posted by tdw
Anyone know how to get inside a winch handle ?
We have a couple of seriously nice chromed Barient handles that I am very loath to replace simply cos I love the look of the things.
One of them has lost its spring (presumably jammed or broken) in the locking mechanism. I've never taken one of these things apart. Presumed that the screw in the bottom of the handle was to remove the innards but having taken it out, nothing.
Any thoughts ? I don't want to use brute force unless I run out of other options and I don't undertsand how the mechanism is held together.
Yes. This is how you get INSIDE a winch handle. You need:
3) Vacum cleaner.
Here's how you do it:
step 1 - Select person that will go INSIDE winch handle
step 2 - provide "going inside winch handle" tools
step 3 - place selected person in front of you
step 4 - Look thru binoculars thru the wrong end, that's the large diameter part you idiot
step 5 - person will look small
step 6 - gently pick person up with tweezers
step 7 - Place person, now very small, inside winch handle
step 8 - after person does whatever they have to do INSIDE the winch handle. vaccum person out
step 9 - remove binoculars from eyes...
This procedure can also be used to pass an elephant underneath a door, repeat steps 1 to 6, then place elephant inside an enveloppe. Slide envelope under door