Not sure if anyone else uses The Speedy Stitcher or other brand of sewing awl but thought I would post how I made a bobbin winder from an old CD drive motor that mounts in a battery operated drill chuck and makes winding the steel bobbin easy. The CD drive uses a magnetic clamp to lock the disc so that it turns when it is inserted in the drive. The drive I had was old and had long since been replaced with a DVD drive so I disassembled the drive and removed the motor. Once removed I took the shaft and hub out of the motor and now had a magnet that I could mount in a battery operated drill that had enough strength to hold the bobbin securely. After wrapping a few winds of thread around the bobbin I mounted it on to the end of the magnetic hub that was chucked in the drill and holding the thread between my fingers to give it a little tension I quickly wound the thread on the bobbin. Attached are pictures of the motor that I took apart, the bobbin from the Speedy Stitcher, the hub that I used from the motor and a short video of it winding the bobbin. Hope this helps someone who is looking for an easy way to wind steel thread bobbins.
Edited by 29 Chev, December 13, 2015 - 08:09 PM.