Spool Management

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  1. charettl

    charettl New Member

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    I was in Target and found these hair wraps in the Combs and Brushes section. They are great for managing the loose ends of used spools and price is pretty cheap.
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    Jim Darden Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip....I've also found the toothy hair clamps are good for holding your disassembled four piece rods together while you are traveling from place to place....
     
  3. Jack Devlin

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    Charettl,
    I could have used one of those thingies yesterday when I started on a new spool of wire.
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  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    That's what happens with wire. It's unfortunate
     
  5. charettl

    charettl New Member

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    Thanks for the hair clip tip for rods. I will have to try that.
     
  6. silvercreek

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    I use plastic binding combs. These are the plastic combs which hold loose leaf binders together as in the photo below.

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    Take them off the binder and they look like this:

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    I went to my hospital print shop and got a bunch of them in all sizes. Pick the correct size, and they will fit around any size of spool. Here are the ones I use for the spools on my Norvise Bobbins.

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    You can cut them to size to fit any spool including the regular thread spools. For the regular thread spools, cut them so two comb arms wrap around the spool.

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  7. charettl

    charettl New Member

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    Nice tip. I will have to try that one also.
     
  8. Jamie Wilson

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    I have one of those too
     
  9. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I prefer my spools to be in disarray, thank you very much... it makes it look like I've been doing something :D
     
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    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    This is thinking out of the box!
    Great idea thanks for sharing it.
    Mike
     
  11. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    These "looms" work pretty good. I just need to buy/make a new one.
    Jack

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    Kaiserman Phil 4:11-13

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    Hey charettl, are those big enough to fit around a tippet spool?
     
  13. charettl

    charettl New Member

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    There are larger sizes that are also thinner that work with Tippets.
     

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