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I'm just trying clean up my act. I need something that going to lie flat (storage box's) I just can't find anything that fits these spools all that great, any ideas.
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There are several storage boxes made for thread spools, but you'll have to check craft or sewing stores. There's also various racks. It will depend on your budget too.

I'm not recommending any particular product or vendor, as I've not used these, but here's some examples. The first one is made for fly tying, but it's not flat.

Spool Safe 40-Spool Fly Tying Thread Organizer | mudhole.com

Thread Organizer & Spool Storage Box

Racks for storing spools of thread – SEW-lutions Blog from Sewing.org

Thread Storage

Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box from Sulky

Sulky® Slimline Storage Box 886-12 Assortment

Gift Idea – June Tailor’s Thread Mega Rack – FabTalk - It's All About Fabric
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Default Re: Thread storage

Agree with Jim; sewing stores are good resources for thread storage. Saw this one on Joann Fabrics website. Looks like it even folds up for transportation.

Sulky Slimline Universal Slimline Storage Box at Joann.com

Good luck on your search.
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A drawer in your tying desk?
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Default Re: Thread storage

Hi Tim,

I'll snatch some ideas from the replies here myself, I am cleaning up my little tying bench right now (taking a break) and have more spools than my cabinet can hold. The cleanup is long over due, I went from salmon flies to Sculpins and then to tubes without a clearing of waste and materials. Things got to the point that I was having to dig through piles of furs and etc. trying to find my way. Now I'm setting up tp make a few Dee's for an upcoming trip

Keep the suggestions coming fellows,

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I know this isn't what you are looking for, but here is what I use, the trout thread holder (with combined tool holder) was a custom build by Chris (Outdoorsman) a few years ago. I don't recall who on the forum made the lazy susan style thread holder. Since this photo was taken I had Chris build me a second tool holder (you can never have enough tools):
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A drawer in your tying desk?
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When the retailer buys spools of thread, they come packed from the supplier in small, square, heavy weight cardboard boxes
I got a desk drawer full of them
And guess what ! They're the perfect size !
It's almost as if they were made to hold spools of thread
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[QUOTE=Rip Tide;709922]This

When the retailer buys spools of thread, they come packed from the supplier in small, square, heavy weight cardboard boxes
I got a desk drawer full of them

Like Ard I now buy my Threads 2-3 Dozen Spools at a time for around $1US & they also come in The Square Boxes because I'm lucky if I can buy a Spool here for $3-$4.
A few years ago I had A Cull & now only have The Materials & coloured Cottons I use.
I keep my Cottons,Fly Tying Tools Crystal Flash,Copper Wires,Tinsels Cheniles ,Etc,Etc in A set ofStackable Plastic Drawers I bought at The Reject Shop for $10.
The Problem I now have they are everywhere in my Spare Room as I've also put my Rod Building Supplies & Reloading Dies in them as well.
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When the retailer buys spools of thread, they come packed from the supplier in small, square, heavy weight cardboard boxes

I was thinking of the box's that Uni thread comes in (plastic) but I ended up getting an organizer on clearance from Wallyworld today, it will do for now.

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I really need to build a new tying station, I've got way too much stuff.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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I don't need 300 spools of thread to tie flies so I just keep spare spools in a zip lock bag and store that in a sterility plastic shoe box
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