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Old 12-12-2020, 01:37 PM
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What do you do with them? I just toss them. I've seen Christmas tree ornaments made with them but that's it.
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Old 12-12-2020, 01:53 PM
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a necklace, a wreath,
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:12 PM
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My MIL used to have a three tiered 'wot-not' in a corner of the hallway which had the upright posts made from wooden spools. Very ingenious I thought, and very pretty.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:22 PM
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When we were children, my father helped us make “ tractors” with wooden spools. We put an elastic band through the hole and secured the ends with a little stick. The elastic would unwind causing the spool to travel like a little vehicle. A big wooden spool could be used to do the knitted cord by looping yarn over the nails at the top of the spool. The plastic spools of today I just put in my garbage.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:40 PM
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I have a pretty large old cardboard pattern box of them. When my niece was little, she used to love to play blocks with them. Honestly it was one of her favorite things to play with while visiting. I have made little pull toys with the spools as the wheels and used them as a handle when one came up missing from a drawer in the garage. I keep them in the garage for what I don't know. LOL!
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:39 PM
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I save the plastic ones for my neighbor. He makes his own fishing flies and uses them to wrap extra fishing line on them.
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:58 PM
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I toss them.
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:00 PM
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The wooden ones I keep, the plastic I toss.
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:00 PM
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MaryB I've been waiting for someone to say they toss the spools...TYSM!!! lol
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:25 PM
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I have a jar of old wooden ones but toss the plastic ones. If I ever need plastic spools I'll buy more thread. LOL
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