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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:44 PM
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Where can I get a set of Tinker Toys?
Will Toys 'R Us have them? I need them for a knitting/spinning project.

:hi:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:46 PM
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1. they used to have them
and the smell is still the same! (but there are a lot more plastic parts in there)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:48 PM
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3. I'll check them online first
Although, there are some local indy toy shops that might have them too.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:47 PM
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2. eBay
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:52 PM
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4. here's a link
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 08:53 PM by DeepBlueC
http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/tinkertoy/ for places to buy online & in store

also ebay
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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:06 PM
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5. You're building a swift!
I'm a spinner myself and I lucked into a full tinker toy set at the local Salvation Army store-(you need the large size set)and, yes it works fine!
Check this place out to maybe find a "real" swift...http://www.kbbspin.org/
:hi:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:18 PM
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6. Yes I am!
I figure I've spent an obscene amount of $$ on yarn, fiber, tools, and accessories lately, that I can hold off on the $75-$1000 range swifts. For now. :P
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:08 PM
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7. what is a swift?
Excuse my ignorance. I checked your link and the word "swift" did not jump out at me so now I have ask.
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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:29 PM
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8. It holds a skein of yarn so you can wind it
into a yarn ball or cone, otherwise you have to ask someone to hold up their hands to keep it stretched out...don't feel ignorant, textile stuff seems almost a lost art. BUT I think we're going to be re-learning it :D
see photo and explanation here http://www.dsz123.net/Projects/YarnSwift/
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:07 PM
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9. I have been that human swift many times
Thank you for that. :D
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