Hi everyone. I want to get a tighter warp tension on my AVL (60" 16 shaft PDL built in the late 1980s). I asked the company about how to do this, and I was told there were two options. I could either buy a locking brake or a heavy duty spring and additional weight for the live tension system. Has anybody tried either of these? Have you come up with other options?
I think I would prefer the heavy spring option, since it's both cheaper and would be very simple to implement. But I wonder if I would end up wanting better tension than it would provide. I don't know how much rug weaving I might want to do on this loom, or whether that would be rag rug or wool rugs, but it would be nice to have that as an option.
I'm currently weaving tote bags (rag rug style) and while the tension is acceptable for that I would prefer it to be tighter.