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Truckmen
10-14-2003, 05:32 PM
Hello again all: smile.gif

I am in the market for some sailmaker's needles. I hear that the best that i can buy are those made by Smith and Son in Redditch, England.
Would you concur? :rolleyes:

If so, where might I find an assortment of various sizes in New England?

Truckmen
10-14-2003, 05:32 PM
Hello again all: smile.gif

I am in the market for some sailmaker's needles. I hear that the best that i can buy are those made by Smith and Son in Redditch, England.
Would you concur? :rolleyes:

If so, where might I find an assortment of various sizes in New England?

Truckmen
10-14-2003, 05:32 PM
Hello again all: smile.gif

I am in the market for some sailmaker's needles. I hear that the best that i can buy are those made by Smith and Son in Redditch, England.
Would you concur? :rolleyes:

If so, where might I find an assortment of various sizes in New England?

Todd Bradshaw
10-14-2003, 07:57 PM
You can also buy them from Sailrite. Not cheap, but they last a long time. I still have some that I've been using for 20 years.
http://secure.sailrite.com/AMAZING/items.asp?CartId={95680B62-C53A-4ECD-B12F-6506326D6CAF}&Cc=NEEDLE

Todd Bradshaw
10-14-2003, 07:57 PM
You can also buy them from Sailrite. Not cheap, but they last a long time. I still have some that I've been using for 20 years.
http://secure.sailrite.com/AMAZING/items.asp?CartId={95680B62-C53A-4ECD-B12F-6506326D6CAF}&Cc=NEEDLE

Todd Bradshaw
10-14-2003, 07:57 PM
You can also buy them from Sailrite. Not cheap, but they last a long time. I still have some that I've been using for 20 years.
http://secure.sailrite.com/AMAZING/items.asp?CartId={95680B62-C53A-4ECD-B12F-6506326D6CAF}&Cc=NEEDLE

Nicholas Carey
10-16-2003, 02:05 AM
West Marine sells Smith needles (at least here in Seattle). A tube of 25 needles of assorted sizes will set you back about $25.00.

Nicholas Carey
10-16-2003, 02:05 AM
West Marine sells Smith needles (at least here in Seattle). A tube of 25 needles of assorted sizes will set you back about $25.00.

Nicholas Carey
10-16-2003, 02:05 AM
West Marine sells Smith needles (at least here in Seattle). A tube of 25 needles of assorted sizes will set you back about $25.00.

Venchka
11-01-2003, 12:00 PM
Not to take business away from West Marine, but Salimaker's Supply in Biloxi, MS has Smith's needles. Lots of other useful stuff, too.

http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/images/Catalog_Pics/Hand_Sewing/Needles.jpg

Sailmaker's Supply (http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/Store_Pages/Hand_Sewing.html)

Venchka
11-01-2003, 12:00 PM
Not to take business away from West Marine, but Salimaker's Supply in Biloxi, MS has Smith's needles. Lots of other useful stuff, too.

http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/images/Catalog_Pics/Hand_Sewing/Needles.jpg

Sailmaker's Supply (http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/Store_Pages/Hand_Sewing.html)

Venchka
11-01-2003, 12:00 PM
Not to take business away from West Marine, but Salimaker's Supply in Biloxi, MS has Smith's needles. Lots of other useful stuff, too.

http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/images/Catalog_Pics/Hand_Sewing/Needles.jpg

Sailmaker's Supply (http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/Store_Pages/Hand_Sewing.html)

Ian Wright
11-03-2003, 06:08 AM
Is there another company that makes 'em?
Of course you should buy Smiths needles, keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.

IanW.

Ian Wright
11-03-2003, 06:08 AM
Is there another company that makes 'em?
Of course you should buy Smiths needles, keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.

IanW.

Ian Wright
11-03-2003, 06:08 AM
Is there another company that makes 'em?
Of course you should buy Smiths needles, keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.

IanW.

Nicholas Carey
11-03-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Ian Wright:
...keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.I cut a 4-in piece of walnut dowel and drilled a hole in its end and put a cork in it.

The needles go in pointy end up toward the cork, happy as clams.

Nicholas Carey
11-03-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Ian Wright:
...keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.I cut a 4-in piece of walnut dowel and drilled a hole in its end and put a cork in it.

The needles go in pointy end up toward the cork, happy as clams.

Nicholas Carey
11-03-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Ian Wright:
...keep 'em in an old 'baccy tin with plenty grease or get a wood turner to make a needle case,,,,,, but still grease 'em after you use 'em.I cut a 4-in piece of walnut dowel and drilled a hole in its end and put a cork in it.

The needles go in pointy end up toward the cork, happy as clams.