i have a Lillstina 8 shaft 28 inch table loom on legs that I have had since the 70s. Your enthusiasm might increase it's status among my herd of looms. The matching bench needs a board replaced and all of the heddles should be replaced. I am not sure I would replace the heddles with Texsolv since it is easy to tie heddles using a jig. I am intrigued by your comment about unique warping method?? I have heard of 4 shaft Lillstina conversion between table loom and floor loom. Not sure I would do it for 8 shafts but that also interests me.