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Quick bobbin threading

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#1 boba


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:40 PM

If you need to thread a bobbin and don't already use a looped floss threader (made of mono for tooth care to insert floss between tight teeth) and your bobbin doesn't have too much crud/wax built-up in the tube, stretch a 1"+ length of thread from the spool, cut the end at a sharp angle, wet it and insert it in the bobbin end and suck it through to the delivery end. It takes about ten seconds and is way better than trying to poke the thing through.
Credit for this goes to several of my instructors at United Fly Tyers meetings years ago. I have no idea who originated it, but that's how I learned it. It is much quicker than any other method I've seen.

#2 troutguy#1


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 07:13 AM

I figuresd that out on my own and it took you several instructors? Kidding!

#3 Calvin


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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:13 PM

I've never owned a bobin threader. That's the way I learned how to do it, and that's how I've always done it. One less tool to find on the desk clutter.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:31 PM

That is how I learned to do it. Friends think I am crazy but hey what do your friends really know?
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#5 Blues Brother

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:32 PM

Aye, that's what I do as well. Bobbin threader? I don't need no stinkin' bobbin threader...
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#6 Joe Hard

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:37 PM

I just cut the thread square and then suck it through the tube. Alot of times Ill start the tread in the tube and it will slide all the way through.
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 02:53 AM

Didn't know any other way of doing it.... Sorry.....
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 01:17 PM

I thought I'd finally post this bobbin threader. The idea's not mine but when I heard the guitar string I knew I had plenty of them and I could design something to work. You take a .011 gauge steel string, bend and cut to length so it will go the distance of the bobbin neck and a an inch or so past. Size a small diameter paint brush for a handle and make a cut with a utility knife blade. You secure the wire into the brush handle cut using tape if needed and seal the end with 5 minute epoxy. The tool is pictured just below the bobbin.

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#9 gmaschke


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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:27 PM

I started with a threader and eventually discovered on my own cut/suck it is much quicker

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:47 AM

I used to do the cut and suck, but the mystery lumps were a tad aaggghhhnoying. I use a serger threader which threads and cleans at the same time. I buy them at pretty much any sewing shop for $1.98 Can.
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

The little blue floss threaders are great. The only problem I have found with them is that they always get lost, or knocked into my trash. It's a good thing that you get 10 in a pack.

#12 chrisfish


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:30 PM

the way i thread my bobbin sucks wallbash.gif
I mean i suck wallbash.gif
i mean I do it that way to biggrin.gif