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Bobbin Winder For Speedy Sticher Sewing Awl

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#1 29 Chev ONLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:46 PM

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.  

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  • 1 Speedy Stitcher Steel Bobbin.jpg
  • 2 CD Drive Motor.jpg
  • 3 Motor Hub Removed Shaft Side.jpg
  • 4 Motor Hub Magnet Side.jpg
  • 5 Motor Hub In Cordless Drill Chuck.jpg

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Edited by 29 Chev, December 13, 2015 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Wow very nice ,  what do they say the step mother of invention ? Any way....  I  am going to show the wife, she has a batter dill and she can do this .  



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Sure beats winding them by hand.  That is the way I usually do it but don't use many of them.

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:45 AM

Very innovative

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:04 AM

I have 3 heavy duty sewing machines from my years in the upholstery business, but those are handy little devils, and that's a neat idea!