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It's a place of creativity and a display of works in progress. And I can make one for you. Your design or one of my own. All handmade in the colors of your choice. So come on in, grab a chair and stay a while.......
Friday, March 25, 2011
Big Loom Pictures
Here it is everyone. Finally finished. Sanded, oiled and put together.
The bottom warping bar is adjustable and sits on a recessed track.
A sandbag helps to hold down in the back and keeps it from sliding. I made the sandbad by filling an old pillowcase with play sand and then made a canvas cover for the sandbag. The rear legs are removable for tranport.
So....I got thinking.....what can I do with the smaller loom to make it easier to work on since it wont exaactly fit on my lap anymore? Well, I had an old drafting table that had become more or less a place to throw junk on. I deconstructed it, refinished the top, and bolted my smaller loom to it.
The top of it tilts. The base has adjustable legs so I can raise and lower it as necessary.
(Yes, I know the pic is sideways......turn your eyes)
It has two hooks on the bottom of the table top that supports the loom frame. The loom frame hangs on a rod that runs through the upper part of the frame of the loom and the rod runs through 2 eye bolts I put through the table.
The loom has a series of holes in the frame so as my work moves up the loom I can drop the entire loom down by putting the rod through the next hole in the frame. This drops the entire loom down on the table itself. Neat :-)
(OK, ingore my knee and look at the holes ^^^^^)
So now its time to warp the hundreds and hundreds of warps.