Thanks everyone for the responses! The bobbin is a bit longer than my usual noter, so it took a little getting used to especially on the higher frets. All in all a successful experiment!
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Wood Quills or Quill Bobbins are readily available on places like Ebay.......and they are dirt cheap. When I worked for a textile company during the summers during undergraduate school we threw thousands of them away because the company had changed over to paper quills. Those wooden quills screw/or slide into the the right side center gap of the wooden shuttle with the thread/yarn wound around them. Most I saw were made of oak or some other type hard wood. I'll bet they would indeed make excellent noters, especially if one side was sanded flat..........great idea Charles.......Bravo!
updated by @salt-springs: 01/08/18 09:12:28AM