Off to the hardware I go to purchase a snake magnet to try to fish out the tiny little set screw from DW's insides. Thankfully, I was successful, and now DW is all back together again.
I took a few basting stitches with him before heading out for the night and he sounds WONDERFUL! Now I can identify with the sounds he makes when his springs are sprung.
Unfortunately, I can't play with DW until I get home from work. And...quite honestly, don't know how much I'll want to work in here after spending all day at the store; I may be too pooped.