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Idea to keep norvise bobbin spools organized?

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Here is something I came up with yesterday using a Cricut machine and some colored vinyl.

For UTC red = 70 denier yellow = 140

Going to make some for UNI thread sizes as well.

 

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12 hours ago, SilverCreek said:

Nice!!!

Thanks!

 

8 hours ago, petelangevin said:

I like it,   You should market that

was thinking about it, I would sell them for $2 each plus shipping but not sure if that would be to exapensive, would cover time and materials.

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That is a great idea. Super useful, it seems.

Sell them in packs. I doubt people are going to want just one.

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5 hours ago, petelangevin said:

You might want to do more colors ,  some people tie with multiple thread sizes.   

 

5 hours ago, Bimini15 said:

That is a great idea. Super useful, it seems.

Sell them in packs. I doubt people are going to want just one.

Yeah I wan planning to make red and yellow for UTC and orange and green for UNI for the most common thread sizes.

 

Maybe a 12 pack 6 of each color for $20

 

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Since you're specifically targeting Norvise Bobbin users, don't sell them for a low price.  If they can afford the vise and/or bobbins, they've got money to burn on fly tying accessories.  Value your time as if you were at a job ... because if they start selling in high numbers, it will BE a job.  Material handling, set up, packaging and shipping all takes time.

 

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Which is why you can't quit the day job. My guess is there aren't many people buying butt tons of norvise spools who are in need of a general color coded identification system.  Throw in the fact that the competition is a sharpie that more readily and easily identifies the thread. No doubt there are certain vise owners that will pay up for things but I would think they would still want something a little more functional. For example, Perhaps little circular colored rings with the thread type printed on it. No sharpie can compete against that. 

I think it's great you came up with something that works for you, you did it yourself and your having a blast with your "wife's" cricut machine. However, as a realist I see no worthwhile business opportunity in this. 

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I follow Norm's method, and simply use a marker or nail polish to mark the spools.  I don't use that many different threads, and almost all my thread is white or monofilament.  So I have 3 or 4 spools wound with the same sizes.  It then is a long time before reloading the spools.  Currently have 18 spools.  and 4 bobbins.  

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