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.
Edited by Paul_Tree on 01/04/2009 18:38:09 MST.
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
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 siteA 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.
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
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.
> My wife says I will NEVER use all my #69 thread in my lifetime,Start making tarps and tents ...Cheers
I took easily bent copper, shaped it, and dropped it over my spool pin. It aligns with the intended thread path. This is the back of the machine.
Replace copper with titanium for a UL version?Cheers
I don't have to get the copper RED HOT to bend it...And I don't carry the sewing machine while hiking.....
I envision a modified titanium toilet paper holder, perhaps mounted into the wall behind the sewing machine...
Greg, I will have to try that on my Bernette. I believe it is threaded the exact same way. Bernette is a Bernina brand.
A little device like this might help in the line twisting problems.Echidna Control-A-Twist Thread Guide with Extendable Spool Pinhttp://www.embroidery.com/product.asp?sid=&productsetID=84974&LFID=14161<ID=14162&EFID=69&shopstop=1Also 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.
Ya'all do realize you can buy a commercial made one for $2-3 bucks at many sewing stores in the notion section?:-P
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.
;-) Hey I had to DIY when I had to assemble the two parts together.lol!
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.
A soda straw on the bobbin post on top of the sewing machine does a great job. Just my nickel.
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