I recently started working with my NEW (to me!) AVL, and I'm having a blast! The questions are starting to build though, so a few will likely hit here over the next few months...
To start with, I am currently dressing the loom with my second warp. The first one was pretty narrow with a relatively open set. While threading, I was pretty uncomfortable. I beamed sectionally, and was threading while sitting on the bench at the front of the loom. This made me lean over pretty far, hunched over the cloth beam and beater to reach the heddles. I eventually took out the cloth beam, and that helped a bit. If I could easily remove the beater, that'd be ideal... but it's an overhead beater with double air-assisted flyshuttle boxes, quite a beast to get situated.
So - how can I improve on my position to be more comfortable, and work more efficiently? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!