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tuiren
« on: September 30, 2006 07:40:42 AM »

I bought an old rigid heddle loom at a flea market for cheap, only to get it home and discover a few missing parts. It's a really old TIA loom from Northfield Looms, so getting replacement parts from them is not an option, as far as I know.

The front bar was fairly easy to replace with some woodworking help from my Dad. However, the rachet and pawl for front and back were also missing. I've thought of a few options, from something as simple as wooden disks and a couple of nails to making my own rachets and pawls from polyclay. I wonder if a large heavy rubberband could be used to create enough friction, though. Any thoughts or suggestions here?
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chipper
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006 08:02:11 AM »

Off the top of my head, I'm afraid I don't have any ideas.  Will think about it and try to come up with some ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2006 01:14:42 PM »

I would say look at some of the rigid heddle looms out there now and see if you could find a replacement part from one of those companies that might fit.
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