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« on: March 05, 2009 04:59:14 PM »

Inspired by tattfae's post, I made this today:

I had already made a rack for storing my thread so why not this. Wink I would have bought a homemade rack I saw on eBay but I needed a place for my bobbin thread (the large cone) also so I had to come up with something myself. The screweyes have been opened slightly for easy threading, btw. It looks a little ghetto but whatever, lol.  Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 06:13:29 PM »

This is a wonderful idea- I'm sure lots of us will use your idea. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 10:27:44 PM »

awesome! I have  a Janome 9000 and an 11000, the 11000 came with a rack but this is seriously a brilliant idea that I'm definitely going to have to play with now

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009 11:27:40 PM »

Thanks guys. Smiley

So I used it tonight and while it does work fine I unfortunately did not space the pegs for the spools far enough apart, so the mini-cones kind of overlap each other at the bottom. The thread feeds fine as it is being pulled upwards but it makes it annoying to remove specific spools if I need to. Tongue So I may end up making another later.

« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 02:49:11 AM »

You did great with a great idea. I'll make one suggestion on "Thread Rack part Deaux" instead of chrome eye screws use brass. Since you are probably using synthetic thread, believe it or not it's harder than the chrome and it will eventually wear the chrome to the point of abrading your thread. It's why they went to ceramic guides on fishing rods. Brass is softer than the chrome and while it will wear it won't wear with a sharp edge.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 10:45:45 PM »

Absolutely fabulous! What a great idea... and thank you Cookn for the info on the brass! I was actually thinking about buying one of these today, and decided against it. It must have been fate that I landed on this page. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009 11:06:46 PM »

I think it's absolutely magnificent...
A little ghetto... white trashy... trailer park... whatever you want to call it, that's what makes it so cool.

My bf and I are always thinking of ways to make things rather than buying them. We're two peas in a pod that way. I made a single one from one of those round cases that 50 blank CD's come in. I used the bottom only. I have a spool of coated electrical wire in pink, I couldn't resist it,  and I have used it for so many things. I cut a long piece and wrapped one end around the spool tightly so that it rested flat on the bottom and the rest followed the spindle straight up then made another loop for the thread leaving a space and bending the loop just right so the thread runs smoothly. Then I can rest spools all around on the on the base. I have to re thread each one when I use it though. Yours is much better!

I will definitely make one and thanks for the input re the spool spacing. That might have been something that I would have overlooked as well. and thanks also to Cookn for the brass hardware tip.

I gotta get some bobbin thread...

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009 09:39:55 AM »

Glad to have inspired you Smiley I like yours more than mine!Especially the addition of the bobbin thread area Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009 03:10:54 PM »

Thanks tattfae, and everyone else who has commented. Smiley But the truth is that due to the pegs not being spaced far enough apart this rack has been useless to me and I wound up buying one from embroiderythreadstands.com. I love it.

But I did build something *else*, I have to get around to posting that. Wink

« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009 11:54:38 PM »

Oh Man... that sucks. But that's what experimentation is all about. R&D Research and development.
Why couldn't you just remove every other peg? and then use every other metal loop. It's a shame to have it go to waste.


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