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1  My head hurts. Rebuilding a loom in Weaving: Discussion and Questions by Brittles on: July 25, 2010 10:09:13 PM

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,
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

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2  Re: What to wear with handknit socks in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Brittles on: April 24, 2006 09:42:43 PM
Why, with hand knit shoes of course. Smiley

Instructions can be found here: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_40470,00.html

I honestly don't know if you'd wear those with hand knit socks, but I thought it might be up your alley anyway.
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