Pearsall's Silk Adapter

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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by letumgo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:56 pm

Sweet! Much prettier than mine! Now I need a friend with a lathe. :lol:
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by gdsaltzman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:48 pm

Those are nice ... I need to get my order in for the US$15k lathe to make them :roll: :roll:
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by Silver Doctor » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:38 pm

Those are ingenious.
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by Mike Connor » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:49 pm

letumgo wrote:Here is a little do-it-yourself project for anyone that wants to use Pearsall's Silk Spools on a full size bobbin.

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Materials:
Empty thread spool
Wooden Dowel (5/16" Diameter X 15/16" Long)

Tools:
Hacksaw
Sandpaper
Cordless Drill

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If you use a flat head screw or even a hex head screw in the right diameter, then this adds some weight which can be advantageous, and you can also lock the spool in the holder by mounting it on the bolt. I did turn up a few of these for myself and a few other people, but when I moved house they disappeared, probably in a drawer that was mistakenly dumped in the rubbish. Anyway, you should get the idea I think. The screw has to be long enough so that the nut is still "hollow" at one side, and you can quickly round off this hollow, and on the hex head screw using a drill bit or countersink, so that the hollows are "round" and they fit your holder and move properly.

Something like this;

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But you can use more or less any round head screw as well. I got some nice stainless steel types and turned them up on a lathe, But I no longer have any machine tools. You can do it easily by hand though with an electric drill and some files.

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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by letumgo » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:26 pm

Neat idea Mike. Just my kind of handyman special.
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by fflutterffly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:38 pm

Market this NOW! Patient Pending.
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by MuddlerDaddy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:31 am

Ray,
Im just starting to read past posts ! Since I will be using pearsalls a lot more now Im going to give it a go!! Super Idea buddy !! :D

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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by willowhead » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:33 pm

what happened to Stephen's pic/video? :?
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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

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Re: Pearsall's Silk Adapter

Post by William Anderson » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:53 pm

Well of course one of our resident engineers has already sorted this out. I've forgotten so much, I love seeing these posts like its the first time. :D
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