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#1 Chase Creek

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:41 PM

If you use the "wishbone" style bobbins, and find the tension a bit too much, listen up.
On both ends of the thread spool where the bobbin thingy (I'm sure there is a technical name for that) fits into the hole of the spool, put a small patch of white teflon thread tape (plumbers use it to seal pipe threads) between the bobbin thingy and the spool. This stuff comes in small rolls at your local hardware emporium.

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#2 Gregg A

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 12:17 PM

Thats a good idea. I try to gently spread the arms with my fingers and hopefully dont bend it out of shape. I like your idea better.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:03 AM

I found using just a bit of chap stick applied to the "thingies" helps the spool turn easily.

#4 Nick N

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:02 AM

Also, if your bobbins are a little squeaky, jumpy, or too tight, ass a little beeswax to the area where the spool comes into contact with the metal or plastic "hub"
Thanks Nick N
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#5 Al Beatty

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:13 AM

Hi guys,

I remove the spool for a moment (leaving the thread thru the barrel), stroke the yolk/thingies along both sides of my nose, slip the spool back on the yolk, and go back to tying. The natural oil located along most peoples nose will lubricate the bobbin/spool quite nice. Take care & ...

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:18 AM

Great idea AL.

This is off the subject a little but You can also use that oil on your fingers when playing guitar or bass. And on your lips to prevent chapping.