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no motor-no problem winding a 1940 128 bobbin.

Old 03-12-2016, 08:01 AM
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Default no motor-no problem winding a 1940 128 bobbin.

Hello all,

High high's the water Mom is the current question with record breaking rain/flooding in Louisiana. Totally unbelievable , but, to the subject at hand. I was working on my 128 and wanted to wind the bobbin on the machine as opposed to using one of my other for the job. Well, I had my dremel tool with a wire brush cleaning a few parts when I thought about using it to power the winder assy. I removed the brush and installed the drum sander and used it to power the bobbin winder. Then I removed the sanding sleeve and used the rubber against the balance wheel. All worked well and on the slowest setting, 5k, it spooled up the bobbin in short order. I don't know if anyone has tried this method, but it worked for me. I have a few pics to show the process. Now back to checking the rising water and road closures in my area. Chow for now.


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Old 03-12-2016, 08:04 AM
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​Nifty solution!
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:34 AM
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Hope you are safe and stay dry.

That is clever. I'll have to remember this. I kind of wish I had seen a week or so ago.

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How clever! I'll have to remember this.

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Old 03-14-2016, 02:38 PM
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Very clever. We moved from south Louisiana 3 months ago but are going back for a visit tomorrow. Sad to see pictures of the flooding
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That's neat! I do it the regular way as I need the exercise lol!
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