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Topic: I got some yarn at a yard sale...and a LOOM!  (Read 1772 times)
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« on: May 10, 2008 05:52:03 PM »

Today was the big annual Boy Scout's Yard sale, held in a big expo center in my area. There wasn't too much yarny stuff, but I found about 4 oz of black fingering weight wool, plus some neat goodies I want to talk about.

In the toy section I found a toy loom, and all the peices were there with instructions and it didn't look like anyone had ever played with it before...so I bought it. $1, why not?

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my mom called me over to look at something to look at in the craft section, and she had found a REAL loom, an old wood table top one, that had been in its boxes under the table. The box says "Nilus Leclerc, Quebec" on it. I found a website for it : leclerclooms.com. It looks like all the peices are there but I have no idea. I need to take it to the yarn store to see if they know about it.

Oh yeah, and I paid $5 for it. There was no price so they offered it for $3... but that seemed too low.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 06:36:28 AM »

Yeah for you!  It sounds like you got a real deal.  There is a lot of info on the web for looms and weaving.

Here is a link to used looms  http://kbbspin.org/search/node/leclerc  You need to press the search button.  This doesn't have pictures.

Here is a link to a used Leclerc table loom http://www.weaversloft.com/used.html
This link has a picture.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008 05:30:28 AM »

You found a Leclerc table loom for $5!!

Sweet!

Enjoy it!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008 04:54:32 PM »

Oh yeah, and I paid $5 for it. There was no price so they offered it for $3... but that seemed too low.

Hard to believe that people let things go for that little. I wish I could find those kind of deals around here. I know there is a craftster member who talks about getting a spinning wheel for $5 bucks at a yard sale. So lucky!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008 08:13:32 AM »

A few years ago DH picked up a complete-new-in the box 60" LeClerc flying shuttle beater assembly with shuttle for $7.

It was worth $800.  I sold it for $400 and bought a Harrisville-Design T/6 floor loom for under $300.

deal of the century!  Got a beautiful loom and made over $100
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008 10:08:36 AM »

This reply is a bit late but...  If you can find a number that looks like a serial number, email Tom Beaudet (t.beaudet@verizon.net) who provides technical advise in the US (NAYY).  When I bought a used Nilart (floor loom) last year he was able to tell me my loom is 30 years old.  I don't know how sturdy other Leclerc looms are but I expect mine loom will outlive me.

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