While shopping for thread my wife came across large cone shape spools of thread on sale for half off. The price was to good to pass up and it was very high quality thread as well. We asked one of the workers at the store if that particular spool would work on a standard brother sewing machine (Brother Project Runway Addition). She informed us that it would work for sure.
Of course we get home and it is entirely to large. I did some digging and found spool stands, which seamed to be the solution to this particular problem. Much like this one. However I did not see the point in buying one when they seemed to be such a simple design. I figured I would simply make one instead.
This instuctable is amazingly simple and took me all of 15 min to make and cost a total of $.80 to make. Its mostly made of pieces I already had but which would be very cheap to acquire. Enjoy.
Step 1: Parts List
Dowel Rod- 3/8" Poplar
8 Gauge wire
Block of wood
Thread of course.
Drill Bits- 3/8" and other sizes
I had the block of wood already. It is basswood- I use it for carving and I happen to have this scrap piece with several knots readily available. Any thick piece of wood will suffice.
I used 8 gauge wire which I already had. I suppose a thicker gauge would work and a a couple sizes liter might too- but 8 gauge seems sufficient. It runs about $.80 a foot at most box home improvement stores.
Any glue will do titbond is not necessary- I just really like it. You could use super glue, wood glue, even Elmer's might work.