show off your sewing machine... wait what?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by jar944, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    I look at it like another tool. It makes noise and has bearings and uses oil for lubrication.
    Welder allows me to repair or customize metal
    Sewing machine allowes me to repair and customize material.
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I swear, it's real!

    I actually used it to make a map pocket with elastic straps that fits over my fuel tank. I used a clear report cover from Staples for the front window, and an old pair of black jeans for the material. It looks like what you might find on the top of a tank bag, but it sits flat on the tank.

    Something like this, but with bungees sewn on.

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  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    I like it HERB, well done.

    A couple guys that sew that are you tube sources are these guys:

    Alex Dyer



    and

    Jason of All Trades



    Both decent fellows.
  4. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    When I first started horsing around with a couple old Singer machines, I pretty much just had one or two of the beer-can sized commercial spools of thread.
    I remember when I had just a spool of black and some grey, just two colors so I could keep track of upper and lower thread tension. I went a long way with just two colors and two spools.

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    Recently, I realized that I had accumulated several spools of the commercial style thread in various colors and such.
    I got tired of knocking them off my table or shelf, having to chase them like a cat across the floor when they would take a tumble. :baldy

    I had an idea in my head for a rack of sorts to keep them straight.
    I picked up a used bread board at a Goodwill store for a couple bucks and repurposed it.
    I drilled some 7/8 holes in it with a Forstner bit and cut up a bunch of 7/8 wooden dowel. A ride chum of mine has one of those new style fine-tipped wood burning pens, and he put some cave art on the board for me.

    A bit of gluing and some varnish and.....

    consew-main.jpg

    It's about 20 X 14.

    I made a frame for the back of it to give it some mass, and mounted it to the wall from a TV monitor bracket from Amazon I got cheap and lagged it to the wall.
    End result, I have 16 spools loaded that I can reach without standing up. I can move it out of the way, fold it flat to the wall or re-direct it to accommodate my older machine to the left of this image.

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    Just a mid-winter project to keep from going stir-crazy when it's sub-zero outside. :-)
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  5. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    The only thing that I can think of that would make that board more awesome, is if it also had some pegs next to the spools so you can match up the bobbin threads with their corresponding spool. Nice work.
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  6. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Small peg on end of large peg for bobbin so they are together.
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  7. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    You guys have good ideas. I'm not going to patent the basic idea or anything... :lol3
    you guys feel free to run with this too. Easy Saturday project with some scraps.

    I like the bobbin holder ideas you guys have.
    Currently, I have them stacked up to 3 deep on rare=earth magnetic discs from ebay.
    I have them side by side on the arm of my thread stand and also here and there on top of the machine.

    mag-bar.jpg

    Again, one magnet like this will grip three bobbins stacked. But I like the idea of incorporating the bobbin storage onto the board like was suggested!

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  8. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Ooh, black bobbins.
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  9. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    Makes for less chrome polishing on Saturdays and more riding.

    I mean sewing. (thread injection) :lol3
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  10. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Ooh, black bobbins bam ba lam.....
    :hide :lol3


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