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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2007 04:44:02 AM »

but the tools to make it apparently only exist if you live in the era of homemade looms.  Once i figure out how to drill 1 1/4" holes, I'll be all set.

There are hole saws.
http://www.mydiscounttools.com/show_Products.asp?ID=582&Name=Hole+Saws
or

You can get large drill bits like :
http://www.mydiscounttools.com/show_Product.asp?ID=653
http://www.mydiscounttools.com/show_Product.asp?ID=1521

You could also carve out the hole with chisels and sanding it down

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2007 07:39:59 AM »

I'm pretty dead set on making a big loom. 

Would it be worth it to make it?  It doesn't seem that hard.

I'm worried that when I but in the nails that will hold the yarn the wood will split. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2007 05:37:31 PM »

Predrill your holes, and your wood will not split.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009 10:37:02 PM »

I am also a newbie weaver / loom maker... I am attempting to create a loom based on two that I have seen on the web.

I got books from the library which had some basic loom plans. The web has a few as well. In any case I need to cut my dowel rods next and make another trip to the hardware store for some hooks and possibly some balsa wood for the flat pieces I need.

I have a yard stick, a wide tooth comb / pick, and some craft sticks (to make a heddle? if necessary).  I thought of using these in place of traditional weaving tools but I haven't actually gotten to that point yet.

I am starting out like this partly due to lack of funding and also because if I decide not to stick with weaving I'd rather not have the large investment of supplies.

If anyone is interested in looking at what I have so far, here's my blog with some pictures, my loom is the one with the PVC info in the middle of it:

http://a-pixel-painting-scribe.blogspot.com/

I also did an eHow.com article which gives some instructions on how I came up with the basic frame w/ feet, I plan to write a second article when I add the other parts of the loom... you can contact me separately or search eHow if you want to have a look at the instructions Tongue

Any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be welcome but please be kind Smiley

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Julie
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francorios
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009 11:15:58 PM »

Good work Julie!

I hope your PVC loom is the launching pad to many happy designs!

I have some other weaving links on my website fiber links page you may find interesting
http://www.rabbitgeek.com/links_fiber.html

My first weaving project was a min rug woven on a loom made from a picture frame.

Have a good day!
Franco Rios
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Weddy_in_Paris
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009 10:29:01 AM »

Thanks for the link to your site Franco ! Very usefull and interesting !  Smiley
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