Sunday, October 30, 2011

I need a drink!!!

I definitely need a drink after today, a BIG drink! The loom is almost finished and Sam and I are still talking, that's a good thing. Every once in a while it got a little testy but not directed at each other but at the directions, or lack of......there were some diagrams but in two spots where diagrams would have been a huge help there were none. I can't tell you how many times I read the step by step instructions over and over for us so we could try and figure it out. We were missing two small lock collars that I'll ask AVL to drop in the mail, also no dobby manual as referenced in the basic loom manual....think it would help to have that. Few other issues we had to deal with like holes not drilled all the way on harness bars for one, Sam came through with fixes.

Here it is - the front apron still needs to be put on, as the dividers on the sectional beam. Bench is still in the box in pieces, maybe tomorrow evening....maybe......
Here's a look see at the 40 harnesses and compudobby box. Of course, we have not plugged in the laptop and turned it on yet so we're keeping our fingers crossed that it works. Not sure when I'll get a warp on it - coming into my really busy season for business so it might be a few weeks.


  1. Kudos to both of you for playing nice together while building this! I know Gene prefers I just go away when
    there is something like this to be done.
    Congrats on the new beauty. I know it has been a long time coming and it looks fabulous!

  2. It's not as large as I had imagined it would be, or maybe it is. Anyway, by next year you'll have made friends with it and be off to adventures.

  3. No, it's not large at all like many of the other models - 30" weaving width in a 48" square footprint!


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