Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

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Re: Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:08 am

The UNI boxes are certainly overkill for thread. I found them to be a good choice for a collection of real metal tinsel which these days can be a substantial investment..
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Re: Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

Post by wsbailey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:33 pm

This is a video about organizing materials; some of which might be found useful.

https://youtu.be/vzvZw_DnsZw

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Re: Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

Post by hankaye » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:27 pm

wsbailey, Howdy;

Thanks for the video, some excellent ideas there.

I've also got e-bays search function hunting for one of those niffy bags Old/New Hat
brought up way back when... a used one, ... the new ones are tracking for $174.99
which is a tad pricey for something like that.
Really getting some good feed-back from everyone, thanks for all the ideas. Don't stop
now, could use any other ideas that may be swimming around out there.

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Re: Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

Post by tjd » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:25 pm

Hi Hank,

Late to the dance, as usual...

The revolving rack type containers are nice, if you don't travel. I keep a piece of cloth over mine to keep the sun and dust out. Waxed thread attracts dust. Nasty...
I do like the Uni boxes. They hold a nice amount of spooled materials, and it's easy to pull a selection if you have to take the show on the road.
Otherwise, as Ray and others have mentioned, the plastic lure boxes work really well. It wasn't long ago I finally figured that I could no longer just throw spools of thread, tinsel, floss, etc., in a couple of zip lock bags and call it good. It is nice to be able to see what you have (a lot), what you need (probably nothing) and what you want (there's always something to pick up). Last weekend I picked up some Uni 8/0 black, Danville's 6/0 Flourescent Fire Orange, and a couple others that I don't remember, but just knew that I needed. When I got home and put them away I realized how I accumulated so much stuff. Then there were the two necks that I "needed".

Nothing worse than a spool of tinsel that's gone "boooooiiiinnng" and has tried on it's own to turn into a slinky. Re-winding spools of tinsel is a PITA. Dried out rubber bands that have deteriorated are as bad.

Oddly, even as my materials continue to expand, I seem to know where the particular material is that I want for a specific pattern. Sometimes it just takes a while to find it!

Great topic and "thread", Hank!

Best,

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Re: Ideas for thread and other spooled stuff storage

Post by wayneb » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:37 pm

Hi Hank;

I have the BW sports tying bag, I highly recommend it. That said I bought it for around forty bucks on sale.

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