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Thread: Spool 'tip' for antique Singer machines......

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    Senior Member JabezRose's Avatar
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    Let us know, enquireing minds ya know. Have both spools types but nothing to weigh on. Please.
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    Yes, thanks for the tip!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I wonder what the actual weight difference is between the plastic and wood spools?

    I'll have to figure out a way to weigh some.

    Joe
    Somehow, I just knew you would consider how to weigh thread spools. Perhaps you could take a couple of spools to your local pharmacy. They might have scales that could weigh them.
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    I use cotton thread on a cone with a cone thread stand behind the machine, so I've never had a problem. I also use a spool felt or doily under a regular spool of thread.
    Sharon

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    Or a jewelers, i know a dollarbill weighs a gram.
    Whoda thought a sewing machine would perfer a beautiful wooden spool over a yucky plastic one

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    Gutterman 110yards empty spool: 4g
    Old plastic Coats 100 yards empty spool: 5g
    Old Wood 125 yards empty spool: 6g
    Old wood larger empty spool (more like a 500odd yards spool) 15g
    Old wood large "Other" empty spool: 11g

    I don't currently have an empty large gutterman spool, sorry.

    All weights are very approximate, it's a little digital kitchen scale.

    I would love to be able to rewind the old spools. I like the feel of them better too.
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    they should have a way to take a big spool of thread and rewind on a smaller wood spool. they make bobbin winders. so why can't someone come up with a spool winder.. ya think

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    I betcha that the plastic ones wouldn't be hard to make a winder for, they all have those holes in the top other than the one in the middle for the spool pin. The wood ones,... I think there would be reverse engineering... unless it could clamp onto the bottom circumference?

    I keep the old spools around for winding on weird threads that I find, or the bits from higher end shirts, etc.

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    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 431G, 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99, 115, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    Great tip thanks.
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    I'm going to try it on my Spartan - that machine eats thread at the top - I don't know why yet... Maybe this is it!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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