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« on: January 03, 2007 06:11:21 AM »

My local shop owner said I could try to make my Ashford bobbins largers by taking a piece of chipboard (bookboard, davey board, mill board) and cutting circle pieces slightly larger than the end of the bobbins.  Then make a hole in the center of the circle the size of the bobbin shaft and cut a line out to the edge, so it can slip on the bobbin.  She said if you leave about 1/8 inch space between the end of the new card board bobbin ends and the flywheel, you might increase the bobbin capacity by one third.

Has anyone heard of this or tried it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007 01:55:37 PM »

Intriguing. You'd have to be careful that it was balanced, and I'd opt for whatever's lightest rather than adding too much weight to the whole deal. I've got the jumbo bobbins so it hadn't occured to me, but I might try this out on my Louet for kicks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 06:49:32 AM »

Let us know if it makes much of a difference.
I'm waiting for my wheel to arrive, and then I will try it myself.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007 07:03:50 PM »

I have an ancient wheel with a single tiny bobbin.  So...I've been doing the same with cardstock and it seems to work well.  And cardstock is extremely light. Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007 08:36:21 PM »

It's good to know that this trick works  Smiley I'll have to get busy filling bobbins to find out for myself!
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