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#81513 - 12/30/06 05:21 AM Re: Mini bobbins
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
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Yes, Sue , I think you're right... they're "bobbins". She knew what I was doing and went into her sewing room and got them. They're the metal ones. You can sure spin alot of that upholstery thread on one of those little things.
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#81514 - 12/30/06 06:01 AM Re: Mini bobbins
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OK, huh. Maybe my little backwoods wally world doesn't have them- they only have the ones that are a bit over 3/4" of an inch, nickle sized. Dime sized would be very cool.

I guess I need to make peace with my aunt with the sewing machine store. *sighs* But she's such a twit.
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#81515 - 12/30/06 06:21 AM Re: Mini bobbins
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Hehehe...ok. We're going toooo far on these bobbins. I'm sorry, Ironraven. When I said "dime" sized, I wasn't looking at one... I was in here "remembering" one. They're a little bit bigger than that.

My wife brought the package in here and there are three left in a package of five. They are: "J&P Coats (brand); N.417; Model 15 Bobbins". The price tag says $1.04 but it looks like it could be 10 years old. Now, I'm measuring one of these little bobbins. 15/16"

Sorry about the confusion. They still fit just fine in the PSK.
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#81516 - 12/30/06 01:57 PM Re: Heavy Duty Nylon Thread
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Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Central California
Here's a link http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/Se...stery+Nylon.htm to the company website. It also has a store locator.
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#81517 - 12/30/06 04:09 PM Re: Heavy Duty Nylon Thread
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Registered: 03/15/01
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I chuck the DR pencil into my drill, put a dot of hot glue on the side and glue the start of the thread to the pencil (just to get the deal started). SLOWLY running the drill, you can spool a great deal of carpet thread or (what I use - spider wire) on that pencil. I finish with a tiny strip of gaffers tape just to keep it from unspooling.

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#81518 - 12/31/06 05:55 PM Re: Heavy Duty Nylon Thread
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 95
Loc: Delaware
You might want to check out Nymo thread. It's used by beaders and is super strong. Size D is fairly heavy - way heavier than required for PSK thread - and is available pre-wound on bobbins that run about 50 yds. These bobbins are generally plastic and fit nicely in a PSK - or you could rewind onto something else. In my kits I wind thread, tape etc. onto galvanized box nails (10d or so) since I like to have a couple nails with me. I just chuck 'em up in a drill and go to windin'. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#103694 - 08/27/07 03:55 PM Re: Mini bobbins [Re: Susan]
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Registered: 08/21/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
I bought military OD green 1lb spool on ebay the same stuff they stitch backpacks,Blackhawk vests etc.

http://stores.ebay.com/HiGEAR-tools-military-things-c
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#103702 - 08/27/07 05:42 PM Re: Mini bobbins [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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Registered: 09/15/06
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#103705 - 08/27/07 06:16 PM Re: Mini bobbins [Re: ZenEngineer]
drahthaar Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 110
I don't know what is in DR's kit, but if you are looking for a heavy duty thread, buy a spool of Spiderwire braided line in 50 or 80 pound test. You can get it at Wal-Mart and just about anywhere that sells alot of fishing equipment.

It is incredibly strong and very thin - the 80 pound test is about the same thickness as regular 10 pound fishing line. It is strong enough to use to tie off a tarp if need be as well as small enough to sew on buttons.

One caveat - it is very slippery and you have to know how to tie a couple of good knots. (There should be an instruction sheet in the spool box. If not, you can google knots for it.) If you just tie a hitch, it will slip out.

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#103712 - 08/27/07 07:17 PM Re: Heavy Duty Nylon Thread [Re: terry13111]
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Loc: United Kingdom.
I was looking for the same thing. Your best bet is a decent haberdashery. The sort that sells specialist items to the needle work, crafts and millinery (That's hat maker gentlemen)community.
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