Brake on Sectional Beam (Macomber)

Hello Group,

I am new to this group. Have enjoyed looking at questions and answers . Can someone send a picture of the brake set up on the sectional beam. I took mine off -who knows why, but it must have been for a very good reason- and cannot remember how it goes on. I would greatly appreciate any help. 

Susanne-MaineColor

Comments

Posted on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:00

Hi Michael, I would love to see this photograph of the ratchet brake set up- I am really confused about the mechanics of it after removing the springs and sectional beam and replacing with a plain beam, whose circumference is much smaller. I've figured out flipping the brackets so the dog engages with the gears, but the connection to the brake level is stumping me.

Posted on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:28

I am trying to see the photos to which you refer in the 2012 post but an unable to do so. Can you let me know how I can take a look at them? I think my "dog" on my recently restored 1975 40" add-a-harness is worn, but I'd like to see a close up photo of one installed and working properly. Thank you.

Posted on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 02:51

Thank you so much, Michael. The Pic was just what I needed. The warp is threaded and I told my apprentice to tie it on to the sectional beam. I knew and answer would come. This group is a valuable resource.

Susanne

Posted on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:56

So, I'm trying to install the brake on my new sectional beam.  I have a regular back beam with a ratchet break installed at the top, and I am trying to put the sectional beam at the bottom position, but it has a tension break.  I can only see instructions for ratchet at the bottom and tension at the top.  Has anyone ever done it the other way around?  How?  Pictures?

Thanks!

Joanna

Posted on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 00:57

So, I'm trying to install the brake on my new sectional beam.  I have a regular back beam with a ratchet break installed at the top, and I am trying to put the sectional beam at the bottom position, but it has a tension break.  I can only see instructions for ratchet at the bottom and tension at the top.  Has anyone ever done it the other way around?  How?  Pictures?

Thanks!

Joanna

Posted on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:15

It does not make any differance which one is on the bottom. just follow the picture.

Posted on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:18

You can do either. The pictures are just showing you how they are fixed to the loom.

Posted on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:44

It can be in either place. The pictures just shows how the brakes are Attached to the loom.

 

Michael

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:47

I previously had a plain beam with a tension brake and am now installing my sectional.

Where do I drill the screw eye into? If I screw it into the top of the block as in the directions there is no tension on the spring.

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:47

I previously had a plain beam with a tension brake and am now installing my sectional.

Where do I drill the screw eye into? If I screw it into the top of the block as in the directions there is no tension on the spring.

Posted on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 19:30

This came with my hardware kit for the sectional directly from Macomber. I ended up bolting the blocks to the opposite side and drilling the eye into the back beam.

 

Posted on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:15

thinking on your part. looks like you are ready to start weaving with that beam. R U going to work on the other brake?

Posted on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:14

So, this is what I have set up.  I don't see how I can put the ratchet above the tension brake and have the angles work out, but I don't know how the cloth on the lower beam is going to move nicely over the sectional beam. 

Posted on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:08

Do you want the plain on the bottom?

Posted on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 16:54

<p>I&#39;m sorry, but I too am confused about how to install the brake on the new sectional beam I have for my baby Mac. &nbsp;Unfortunately, I am unable to see any of the pictures that have been posted on this conversation. &nbsp;I&#39;m not sure why I can&#39;t see the pcitures (and I&#39;ve tried looking on multiple computer systems/browsers...Mac, Windows, Safari, Firefox, etc.) &nbsp;I would appreciate any suggestions or help in attempting to view the pictures that would give me an idea of how the braking system is supposed to be attached. (The larger pawl on the new sectional beam does not allow for me to keep the brake parts in the same position they were with the regular beam and it seems like no matter what configuration I try, I&#39;m just not getting it correct.) &nbsp;</p>

Posted on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 14:44

It's not you – this site has been broken for several years now. (The images probably have not been migrated.)

You might have better luck sending a PM (Private Message) to some of the folks who have posted previously to this thread to request they send you the photos directly. Once you establish contact, you might want to share your regular email address for the photo exchange.

Posted on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:21

I have a Baby Mac that had two sectional beams.  One has a ratchet, one has a friction brake.  If you PM me and give me your email address, I'll send pictures.  I have had mixed results with trying to post pics here.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.  With the second beam you should have gotten a dowel with a metal bracket on each end.  This fits on the back beam and guides the warp to the lower beam over the upper beam.  I took the pegs off the top beam because I don't have sectional warping equipment in my house (just in the studio).  This caused some problems with tension and I had to wrap the beam with paper and sticks to get an even tension.