Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder
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Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/04/2009 13:39:18 MST Print View

Saw this DIY thread spindle on the Ed Speers Hammock DIY page (thanks Mark!) and it handles the 6000 yards Thru-hiker thread cones beautifully.

Just did it today finally. Fantastic idea, and quick. It is just a CD pack spindle and some wire thru the holes in the base. No muss, no fuss.

CD spindle proj


whiteythru it

Edited by Paul_Tree on 01/04/2009 18:38:09 MST.

Mark Hurd
(markhurd) - M

Locale: South Texas
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/04/2009 18:11:47 MST Print View

Maybe you saw it on Ed Speers Hammock site.

http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm

(scroll to the bottom of the page)

It works really well in my experience.

-Mark

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
That's the original on 01/04/2009 18:29:10 MST Print View

Thanks! I was searching all over those little project sites like etsy and make.. definitely a time sink.

L I N K to the awesome Ed Speers hammock site

threddy kruger

A good modification might be to use a two-wire arch rather than a single wire, since it can start swaying a bit if you rock out.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 01/04/2009 18:30:34 MST.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/04/2009 19:02:21 MST Print View

It's a very neat idea, but I found it does not work with all threads. A 100% polyester thread I was using started to kink up, and I had to arrange the bobbin to unroll sideways to avoid that. Odd, but it happened.

Cheers

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/05/2009 13:06:30 MST Print View

I need to try that with my one pound #69 bonded nylon thread cones. I have had a hard time using them, and have resorted to wrapping them on an old small thread spindle. My wife says I will NEVER use all my #69 thread in my lifetime, especially since I have 2 one pound cones. I am trying to prove her wrong.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/05/2009 13:12:37 MST Print View

> My wife says I will NEVER use all my #69 thread in my lifetime,
Start making tarps and tents ...

Cheers

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/05/2009 15:55:35 MST Print View

I took easily bent copper, shaped it, and dropped it over my spool pin. It aligns with the intended thread path.


Spooler


This is the back of the machine.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/05/2009 16:40:53 MST Print View

Replace copper with titanium for a UL version?

Cheers

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/05/2009 16:51:40 MST Print View

I don't have to get the copper RED HOT to bend it...
And I don't carry the sewing machine while hiking.....

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Holder on 01/06/2009 09:43:51 MST Print View

I envision a modified titanium toilet paper holder, perhaps mounted into the wall behind the sewing machine...

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/08/2009 14:04:46 MST Print View

Greg, I will have to try that on my Bernette. I believe it is threaded the exact same way. Bernette is a Bernina brand.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/08/2009 15:10:12 MST Print View

A little device like this might help in the line twisting problems.

Echidna Control-A-Twist Thread Guide with Extendable Spool Pin

http://www.embroidery.com/product.asp?sid=&productsetID=84974&LFID=14161&LTID=14162&EFID=69&shopstop=1

Also keep in mind there are threads made with left hand and right hand twists.

Edited by zelph on 01/08/2009 15:13:26 MST.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/08/2009 17:20:40 MST Print View

Ya'all do realize you can buy a commercial made one for $2-3 bucks at many sewing stores in the notion section?

:-P

Mark Hurd
(markhurd) - M

Locale: South Texas
Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 01/08/2009 20:31:43 MST Print View

Sarah,

What is the fun of that?:-)
Where is that DIY spirit? ;-}

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, and besides, it's more fun to make your own:>)

-Mark

Edited by markhurd on 01/08/2009 21:58:39 MST.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Pfffftttt! on 01/08/2009 21:53:11 MST Print View

;-)

Hey I had to DIY when I had to assemble the two parts together.

lol!

Dave Burrows
(DaveB) - F
Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder on 07/05/2012 05:04:11 MDT Print View

Made this from single coat hanger in about 10 minutes. Beats paying for a commercially made one at any price, then waiting some days for shipment to arrive.


Coat hanger cone holder

Colin Parkinson
(parkinson1157)

Locale: Ontario Canada
Thread cone holder on 07/06/2012 12:13:40 MDT Print View

A soda straw on the bobbin post on top of the sewing machine does a great job. Just my nickel.