It has been 20 years since I have sewn,
but I have sewn lots . . . with a new singer hand crank machine I bought 28 years ago.
It is gone now, and my wife came with a Singer Merritt 3015,
it is all tuned up and ready to go . . .

. . . So I am about to start my 7yr old daughters PINK hammock . . .

loading the bobbin with clear nylon thread
and the plastic bobbin blows the end off, just before it is fully loaded.

Ticked . . . yes

so I get out a solid steel bobbin and start loading . . .

. . . what do you know, the steel bobbin blows the end off.

Old junk I guess