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    Bobbin Tree

    Made this bobbin storage for empty bobbins out of a railroad spike and some heavy duty wire. There are 56 bobbins on it and there is a lot of space for more. I mounted it above the stand alone bobbin winder.
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    how cool is that!
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    clever idea!
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    My aren't you the clever one.
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    Very handy.
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    Very cool! I wish I had enough extra bobbins to justify a tree.

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    Great idea!
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    This is to cool.Creative in more ways than one!
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    very clever.i like that alot...hmmm gives me an idea...
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    Really neat!

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    Welcome to QB, thanks for sharing!

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    Your design has endless possibilities. A bigger tree would be a great way to display vintage wooden spools.

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    Great idea, how smart you are!!
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    A work of art and useful!
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    Great idea!!!

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    Did you weld that?

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    I welded the RR spike to the backing plate. I drilled a couple of holes in the backing and plug welded the spike.

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    a great idea!!!!!
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    What a great idea. You are so inventive. I would have never thought of that but it works great. Looks cool too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    Did you weld that?
    I forgot to mention I welded the bundle of wires at the top where the wires branches off and at the bottom of the wires, drilled a hole in the RR spike and put the wire bundle through it. Don't know if you can see them too well, but I put loops at various heights to keep the bobbins from falling all the way down.

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    Very clever!!!

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    Trash to Treasure! Love it!
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    I love it! But I would want it painted fuchsia! I have tons of bobbins.
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    I just primed it with a brown primer to get that rustic look.
    Jan, (SWMBO) also has tons of bobbins, the majority of which are partially filled and in another storage container.

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    neat idea, think I'll try this

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