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    Bobbin blow out

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I don`t want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul . . .
    I just saw your signature line. Do you like Toby Mac?

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    You filled it too full. Clear nylon thread is a very obnoxious commodity. It stretches extensively. That would allow too much thread on the bobbin. Get some normal thread and try winding a bobbin.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepthangjim View Post
    I just saw your signature line. Do you like Toby Mac?
    I absolutly hate rap music and I think it ot to be illegal to air . . .
    . . . but that song of Toby Mac's . . .
    not only can I listen to it all day I have and do listen to it all day some days.
    . . . I'm trying to get somewhere,
    Thats real and pure and true and eternal.
    Father God, I am clay in your hands,
    Help me to stay that way through all life's demands,
    'Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
    And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
    Like I'm gonna be a daddy whose in the mix,
    And I'm gonna be a husband who stays legit . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    You filled it too full. Clear nylon thread is a very obnoxious commodity. It stretches extensively. That would allow too much thread on the bobbin. Get some normal thread and try winding a bobbin.
    I took my time and wound it real slowly . . .
    still to tight ? ? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    You filled it too full. Clear nylon thread is a very obnoxious commodity. It stretches extensively. That would allow too much thread on the bobbin. Get some normal thread and try winding a bobbin.
    So I guess the question should be
    what is the best thread to use for nylon when making a hammock ? ? ?
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    Skip that nylon thread, it is fussy.
    Find yourself some good polyester thread.
    You'll be happier in the long run.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I absolutly hate rap music and I think it ot to be illegal to air . . .
    I completely agree.

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    I've used Gutterman's 100% polyester thread for everything. Get the "normal" stuff and avoid the heavy duty thread...

    I've even used the same thread for sewing up straps... Everything has held together perfectly...
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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