I have recently acquired an Oxabach 60 inch wide countermach drawloom secondhand. I bought it to weave blankets 60 inches wide so have not set up the drawloom side. That will be another adventure. I am having trouble getting a shed wider than half an inch or so. The short lamms are 1 inch higher at the free end. I just read that the long lamms should be a tad lower at the free end so I will adjust that.
Should the treadle cords be shortened?
All pictures I see of countermach looms with verticle jacks have the long part above the castle and the short part at the bottom. Mine is the reverse with the short part above the castle (which is necessary if using as a drawloom). Will I get a better shed if I reverse the verticle jacks?
To weave at 60 inches I need to use a fly shuttle. Is this possible on a countermach loom? Do the bottom threads of the shed need to touch the bottom of the reed to operate a fly shuttle?
Thank you for your help. I'm sure I'll have more questions as weaving progresses.