Where can I find???

YAKIMA

AKA: Gregory Mine
#1
Help!!

I have lost, misplaced, or flat out can't find my Flexcoat Thread Tension Device. I just had it, and now it's gone. Might anyone know where I can get one close by, or suggest another brand they like? Or even tell me what you all use so I can improvise? I have to get two rods done, and I can't afford to tear this place apart only to realize I can't find it.:beathead:

I really don't want to do the "put it in-between the pages of a book" scenario.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Greg
 

YAKIMA

AKA: Gregory Mine
#3
I may give that a shot with a spring, thank you. I did just order another tensioner like I had from Cabelas a few minutes ago, but will take at least until Thursday to get here. Was hoping to get it all done by then. I did try something like this without the spring, and it was really jerky the way the thread came out.

Thanks again,
Greg
 
#4
A fly tying bobbin is working good for me. I think most spools of winding thread are bigger, therefore the tension is higher. Just need to find a way to hold it down...fence staple?

Ned
 

YAKIMA

AKA: Gregory Mine
#5
I'm picking out just the perfect book right now for the right tension on the thread... It will look kind of rinky dink while I'm wrapping the guides. I might just try out a tying bobbin like you suggested, I can poke it through a hole on the wrapping bench. I know what will happen, soon as I get the rods done, or the new one shows up, my "eat anything" cat will come strolling through the room with the one I lost in his mouth!!!! bawling:

I'm just pissed right now, especially because I know it is right under my nose...:mad:

Greg
 

Charlie S

Confrimed Reprobate
#6
Easiest thing to do is go to any sewing machine shop and ask there for a thread tension device. They usually sell for $5 or under.
 

YAKIMA

AKA: Gregory Mine
#7
Thanks for all your help, I did get it replaced and life is fine. One more rod and I'll be done for the spring.. Greg