Saturday, October 29, 2011

Coming along........

Ok, so in the instruction manual AVL says it will take from 3-8 hours to put the loom together - no way! I think the 3 hours must have been for those that got it mostly assembled on a crate....but then how do you get it in the door??? It took almost 3 hours just to get all the boxes opened and figure out the parts.....and then there were the 2 parts both with #16 on them, luckily when we found the second #16 we had already used the first #16 in the right spot. All in all it's not too bad. Missing a couple little parts so far but nothing that could hold us up from finishing, I'll contact them to drop them in the mail.
So, here's the back of the loom - 13 of the 40 harnesses are put together and on the cables.
And here's the side of the loom with the dobby box - after we finish putting on all the harnesses there's another part of the box with all the electrical parts that covers up these cables. But we're done for the day, we're tired and have other things to do this evening.....hopefully we'll finish up assembly tomorrow, not sure when I'll figure out turning it all on!


  1. Wow! How exciting! But, I can imagine that all those boxes and parts must have seemed a little overwhelming. The new loom will be so much fun! I'm giddy just thinking about it! :-D

  2. Thanks for the pictures of the AVL in construction. This is such a popular loom and it's good to see it going together as I'm in the process of attempting to design a Compu-dobby shedding mechanism to go on my loom, so it's very interesting to see how AVL do it.


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