It just so happens that a great deal of tying materials come wound on either wood or plastic spools. I’m talking about thread (all 237,593 available colors of which you use four on a regular basis), tinsel (flat or round), braid, lead wire, D-rib, floss, estaz, chenille mylar and wire (a mere 14,473 colors and gauges available). Shoe boxes, bushel baskets and garden totes all work fairly well for storing these items. However, there is one problem with these, that being you can’t readily see the color, vernier, gauge or size of the material you’re searching for. Not so with the spool racks from Benchbuddys.com.
For the convenience of the tyer all the spools on the racks that I produce have immediate sight recognition. Whammo! One quick glance and you can see exactly what you’re going after. Including those “re-wound” spools of yarn you ‘borrowed’ from someone’s sewing kit, or the really fine copper wire you painstakingly ‘liberated’ from strings of worthless Christmas tree lights that have been sitting in the garage for the last three years, to who knows what.
What’s the secret you ask. There’s a couple of them. Pegs, lots of pegs are the first one. Multiple tiers are another, as they are useful for ‘stacking’ spools to save space on your tying bench (like in real estate, build up – not out). Swivel bases (think Lazy Susan) are great for packing a wide variety of materials into a small or limited space and swivels are both convenient and somewhat amusing as well.