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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2008 11:40:01 PM »

that is such a great idea. i think i might make myself one with metal piping (yeah, i know it would be heavy, but its important to keep the warp taut and it doesnt seem to me that a pvc pipe would keep it tight enough).

also might i suggest...
on the front and back bars that the warp is rolled onto, maybe making one of the two elbows holding the bar on a T connector instead and extending the pipe through it so that it would be easier to roll the warp on/off when you are done with that section. although you would have to rig up some way for it to not unroll itself from the tension...i hadnt figured that part out yet myself  Tongue

im not totally sure that that is going to make sense to you guys lol. it makes sense in my head, i swear.
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2008 08:20:26 PM »

Oh my god! That's impressive, you really have an amazing mind! To have come up with a loom out of PVC!!!! Wow! You're the MacGuyver of craft (It's a compliment I promise)!
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2008 08:53:01 PM »

Oh my god! That's impressive, you really have an amazing mind! To have come up with a loom out of PVC!!!! Wow! You're the MacGuyver of craft (It's a compliment I promise)!

I think that's the best compliment I've had in a long time!!  I love MacGuyver!  Thanks!!
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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2008 02:21:03 PM »

This is really great and thanks so much for the info on building the loom!  My daughter's art class used a cardboard box for a loom (gotta love art funding in the public schools), but she really loved the whole idea of weaving.  This would be a fun project for us to do together!
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2009 06:07:35 AM »

I know I'm necroing a dead thread, but I just wanted to say that this is probably the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time.  I'm definitely going to build one of these!  I've been itching for a table loom for quite some time, but don't have the 700-900 dollars to shell out at this point.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting a tutorial!
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« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2009 11:32:58 AM »

That is amazing! I never would have thought of that, and I've been grumbling over the relative cost of looms as compared to my income, as well. You are an example to us all Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2009 10:01:16 PM »

Have your ever gotten a tutorial put together with the photos you took? I would love to try this. I am very impressed with the items I saw on your blog. Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2009 10:07:02 AM »

Have your ever gotten a tutorial put together with the photos you took? I would love to try this. I am very impressed with the items I saw on your blog. Keep up the good work!

Thanks for the kind words!  I did not get a tutorial put together as I had planned.  I ended up buying a "proper" rigid heddle loom and have stashed the PVC pieces away.  I think I may dig them out though and put something together.  I'll post if I get it done.
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« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2009 12:25:36 PM »

I ended up buying a "proper" rigid heddle loom and have stashed the PVC pieces away.  I think I may dig them out though and put something together.  I'll post if I get it done.

So, having used both this and a "real" loom... have you got any useful comparisons to share on what's better or worse between the two, besides the obvious cost factors?
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2013 03:38:02 PM »

I know its been a while since this thread as been alive, but I just found it. I ran out to the store and got parts to build this loom (thumbs up for the idea and tutorial Cheesy) I was wondering if you could give some advice on how to get the end pieces (24 inch pieces) to turn easier. I have put it together, oiled with spinning wheel oil, but nothing seems to be working...I just cant ge the buggers to turn. Help plz!! Huh
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