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New bobbin

Post by wayneb » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi All;

Thanks king of getting a better bobbin for Pearsalls, any recommendations?

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Re: New bobbin

Post by letumgo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:19 pm

I like the Wacatch ceramic bobbin, specifically designed for Pearsalls small silk spools. Really nice...
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Re: New bobbin

Post by wayneb » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Hi Ray;

Is it still available? I couldn't find it online.

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Re: New bobbin

Post by tjd » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:29 am

Wayne,

From the Wasatch site:

http://flytyingtools.com/tools/bobbins/mini-bobbin.html

Not a lot of info posted, and nothing specifically on the size of this bobbin. This looks like the small bobbin that fits the Pearsall's spools.

I have one, and have used it for several years. I like it.
Matarelli midge bobbins are nice too, if you can find one.
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Re: New bobbin

Post by letumgo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:57 am

Give Jim Slattery a call (406-646–7258). He may have some, or know where to get you one.
http://www.campfirelodgewestyellowstone ... y-shop.asp

Wasatch has a larger ceramic tube version which could work, after bending the arms inwards a bit.
http://flytyingtools.com/tools/bobbins/ ... obbin.html

Other Links:
https://www.anglersall.com/wasatch-smal ... cro-bobbin
http://www.bearsden.com/product6792.html
http://www.eflytyer.com/materials/softhackle.html

Google Search Phrase: "Wasatch Micro Ceramic Bobbin"
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Re: New bobbin

Post by William Anderson » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:34 am

Wayne, most of the bobbins I use have long metal arms with brass balls (yes, I saw that) on the end. I picked a couple and bent the arms for plenty of tension on the spools. I've never had a purpose made bobbin for Pearsall's.
I do have a buddy that made a really nice plastic spacer to use with standard bobbins. They should be on the market next year. If I hear that they are released I'll post it here.

Wayne, I'm surprised you haven't crafted some beautiful spacers on your lathe. If you get your elbow back in shape and get back in the shop, I'd bet you'd find a quick market for such a thing right here. :D
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Re: New bobbin

Post by wayneb » Sun May 01, 2016 9:57 pm

Hi William;

If I could I would. Latest health issues have me pretty close to an invalid strength wise. My right arm is in a locked brace I'm only supposed to unlock three times a day to perform range of motion stretching. My left has what's called a "Picc" line, it's a catheter in major vein in my arm to just before my heart. Can't lift much with it either or risk damaging the line or the blood vessel. Twice a day I hook an iv antibiotic balloon to it that takes 2 hours to drain.

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Re: New bobbin

Post by hankaye » Sun May 01, 2016 10:52 pm

wayneb, Howdy;

Sounds like they have you strung up like a scare crow ... only mobile ... to an extent ... kind of ...

you Sir have my deepest sympathies. Perhaps once they remove the tube and brace you can then
play with your balls as much as you wish ... :roll: , :oops: .

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Re: New bobbin

Post by wayneb » Mon May 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Hank: I love it too funny!

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Re: New bobbin

Post by hankaye » Mon May 02, 2016 2:54 pm

wayneb, Howdy;

Glad to be able to provide a chuckle. They are an important part of recovery as well.

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