Our good friend Ron was also the one that supplied mine. (Is he on commission? )zen leecher wrote:Ron is the person who steered me towards the Wasatch bobbins.crazy4oldcars wrote:Found them on Jim's website and called and talked to Ron. He is shipping me a small Wasatch bobbin holder.
I'm running out of excuses, I'm going to have to start tying before long.
Thanks for the recommendations. When the first 4 agree, that would be the way to go!
Highly recommend them, brilliant wee holder.
I still use nose grease on my metal ferruled glass rods. There are all kinds of reasons not to (nose grease apparently contains "by-products" that will react with metal and cause corrosion),but I have not run into those problems and I always carry my nose with me!
For a stiff over tensioned bobbin holder, you can custom bend the arms as Ray says, add a "rub" of candle wax to the balls on the arms and it does help if you remove the spool labels. The paper spool labels do add to the friction when the spool rotates.
If they are too loose, custom bending the other way helps, but so does looping the thread around one of the arms before threading through the tube.
If cursed with a rough tube that cuts thread they can be polished out with 1200 grit wet and dry sandpaper. If the tube is big enough it can be heated and flared with a tapered nail punch and a tiny glass bead super glued in the tip for the thread to run through can help...... or you can spend $10 on a new ceramic tubed bobbin holder.