I'm a new weaver, and I'm going to look this weekend at a 46-inch 8-harness Herald loom that comes with a number of accessories.
My husband is a very capable wood-worker, so I think he can deal with any problem wood parts providing that they're actually there so that he can use them as a model. However, I'm worried about non-wood parts. She may only have one reed. Do the reeds of any other type of loom fit a Herald? She says she has lots of heddles but wasn't sure what kind. Does it use heddles of a standard size so that I can replace if I want to? I think she said that it has wire tie-ups. Are those simple enough that we can copy them, or can we substitute something else? And are there other potential issues that I should be watching for?
Maybe the most important question is whether, if it's in good condition, it's a loom worth having and one that I can start out with as a beginner without being overwhelmed and gradually use more features as I learn more. I've looked for information on-line but have found almost nothing beyond the fact that the company has gone out of business.
Thanks for any advice or information you can provide!