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Brittles
« on: July 25, 2010 10:09:13 PM »

Howdy,

short version:
Does anyone have any experience with counter balance looms that don't have lams?

long version:
So recently I came into possession of what I THINK to be a counterbalance four harness floor loom. I think that because it doesn't have any of the rigging to be a jack or counter-marche loom. I scored this loom on the super cheap and one of the reasons for that, other than the owner didn't weave, was it's castle is missing. I've read through a bunch of articles and looked at some diagrams in books and think I am capable of building a new castle and a new counter-balance system with pulleys and nylon cording,
BUT
here is the confusing part, this loom has no lams, so I'm really concerned about how I am going to work the treadles and have them respond in a way that creates a nice shed without the pull from the treadles being centered in some way.

I learned how to weave on a jackloom so all of this is very, very new and confusing to me. Here is terrible cell phone picture of the loom in question

« Last Edit: July 25, 2010 10:10:04 PM by Brittles » THIS ROCKS   Logged
ShoelessJane
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010 02:57:08 PM »

The Loom Book, by Tim Reed (haha!) (http://www.amazon.com/Loom-Book-Tim-Reed/dp/068414073X%3FSubscriptionId%3D1NNRF7QZ418V218YP1R2%26tag%3Dbkfndr59-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D068414073X) (Amazon link because it has a photo, other online bookstores have it even cheaper)

It's complete instructions on how to build a 4H counterbalance loom from scratch.  You should be able to take the section on lam/pulley assembly, tweak the measurements to fit your loom, and build what you need.

Good luck--I only understand counterbalance looms in theory, I've never actually used/built one, though I'd like to and may someday.
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