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Topic: Spiky porcupine thread rack (with tutorial!)  (Read 13891 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009 10:55:15 AM »

Wow I love this idea.  As I was looking at the pictures I was thinking, if you make the dowel pegs a tad longer, you could also put the coordinating bobbin on the peg too.

Actually, if you just put the bobbin on first, you ought to be able to make this work without lengthening the pegs at all.  It's kind of impressive how little support something as small and light-weight as a spool of thread needs to stay put.  Smiley

Thank you all for the compliments!  I'm actually off to the post office this afternoon to send astormorray the pegs I cut for the base I made for her (and, of course, sent the week before my father gave us his old scroll saw and made cutting pegs a ten minute job...)
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2009 12:51:47 AM »

You know I've been wrestling with the same problem for a while now and the is the best answer I've seen. Now all I need to do is find someone to borrow a drill off.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009 03:51:50 PM »

That is fantastic. I always admire the thread holders in the store but am not going to pay that money for them. Now thanks to you guess what I'll be doing this week?

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009 07:39:22 AM »

This reminds me of the charity suckers (as in lollipops) for sale at the counter at Canadian Tire. Same design, but the dowels are the sucker sticks.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2009 02:20:51 PM »

Awesome idea and tut.
I have been thinking about doing something similar but making so I can hang it on the wall infront of me, instead of having to find the box in storage dresser somewheres.
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009 12:20:11 PM »

I love this idea.  I need to get my handsaw and go buy a miter box, and charge up my hand-me-down drill.  I bought some small thin pieces of wood and dowels, thinking about thread holders and now I have a design to model this off of.  This motivates me to try my hand at this project now!
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2009 08:40:23 AM »

Totally awesome tutorial and great idea for organizing a hectic crafting space. I especially like the comment about hanging it up out of the way too. pretty cool.
I could help but think that if you organized your thread spool from biggest on bottom to smallest on top it could look like a really cool thread Christmas tree. Hrmm... I think I just got an idea for all those empty thread spools I tend to keep. Nifty.
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2009 09:08:56 AM »


I could help but think that if you organized your thread spool from biggest on bottom to smallest on top it could look like a really cool thread Christmas tree. Hrmm... I think I just got an idea for all those empty thread spools I tend to keep. Nifty.

Cute-- you could also get a similar effect if you used a center piece that sloped in towards the top, too. 
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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2009 10:55:22 AM »

I really like this. It would be a great way to display finger puppets.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2009 11:32:28 PM »

This is soooo awesome..btw I thought you had some REALLY good tips in regards to drilling holes at angles, etc...Great job!
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