Empty Serving Spools

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albatross

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Does anyone know where I can buy empty serving thread spools in the UK. I've looked on the bay but none suitable.

Thanks
 

albatross

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I may have found a solution. 35mm film cassettes have a small spool inside. It may be a bit small but it may do what I want. I'll give one a try.
 

albatross

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I was going to suggest cotton reels.
Thanks for the reply. I have looked at them but they are too shallow to take any decent amount of thread. I got a 35mm film spool but it's construction prevents a bolt going through it without too much faffing about. I guess I will have to wait until each serving spool is empty and then refill it.
 

ben tarrow

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so what you really need is people who just happen to have an empty serving thread spool knocking around in their tool box, to send it to you :)
 

albatross

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True. But it would not be worth their while for just the odd one. I would be willing to buy a 1/2 doz if they wanted to sell them.
 

dvd8n

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If you search for "empty cotton reels" on ebay there's loads with different sizes and capacities. Are none of them any good?
 

albatross

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I have spent ages looking at plastic reels on the bay. They are not suitable for use with my serving tool. Every size but a suitable one.
 

PhilipE

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Sounds like something I could help with.
Happy to have a go at designing and 3D-printing a test piece for you. Have you got any pictures/dimensions and I'll have a look
 

albatross

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Sounds like something I could help with.
Happy to have a go at designing and 3D-printing a test piece for you. Have you got any pictures/dimensions and I'll have a look
Thanks for the offer but is too much trouble for such an item. I have some experience of 3D printing.
 
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