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Old 01-01-2003, 12:54 PM
JimW JimW is offline
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I was pleased with the adjustable tensioner shown here. It's not a great picture but you should get the idea. It's only ~$6, both Smitty and the Bear's den have them. Another way to get tension is with a book, just run the thread through the book. Somthing that gives transition off the tensioner is required like a screw eye. I've seen some jigs that have a grove cut along the entire length that allows the screw eye to be moved along as thread work is layed onto the blank. I think those are more helpful if your building up a diamond wrap or other long pattern.
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