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  • #1233012
    Paul Tree
    Member

    @paul_tree

    Locale: Wowwww

    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

    #1467924
    Mark Hurd
    BPL Member

    @markhurd

    Locale: Willamette Valley

    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

    #1467927
    Paul Tree
    Member

    @paul_tree

    Locale: Wowwww

    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.

    #1467934
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    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

    #1468087
    David Erekson
    Member

    @finallyme

    Locale: Utah desert

    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.

    #1468090
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

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

    Cheers

    #1468117
    Greg Mihalik
    BPL Member

    @greg23

    Locale: Colorado

    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.

    #1468124
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Replace copper with titanium for a UL version?

    Cheers

    #1468125
    Greg Mihalik
    BPL Member

    @greg23

    Locale: Colorado

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

    #1468247
    Brad Groves
    BPL Member

    @4quietwoods

    Locale: Michigan

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

    #1468753
    David Erekson
    Member

    @finallyme

    Locale: Utah desert

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

    #1468769
    Dan Yeruski
    BPL Member

    @zelph

    Locale: www.bplite.com

    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.

    #1468797
    Sarah Kirkconnell
    BPL Member

    @sarbar

    Locale: Homesteading On An Island In The PNW

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

    :-P

    #1468839
    Mark Hurd
    BPL Member

    @markhurd

    Locale: Willamette Valley

    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

    #1468853
    Sarah Kirkconnell
    BPL Member

    @sarbar

    Locale: Homesteading On An Island In The PNW

    ;-)

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

    lol!

    #1892335
    Dave Burrows
    Member

    @daveb

    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

    #1892631
    Colin Parkinson
    BPL Member

    @parkinson1157

    Locale: Ontario Canada

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

    #3722412
    Doug Coe
    BPL Member

    @sierradoug

    Locale: Bay Area, CA, USA

    I was looking all over YouTube for a good, simple DIY thread holder for my Gutermann spool for my Singer 403A. And, voila, a web search landed me here, back at Backpacking Light. Of course! So many clever people here.

    I got a wire hanger and some pliers and was done in no time. I weighed it down with my drafting weight bag for stability and I’m good to go. Thank you!

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