CP 11 fixup questions
Michael, I was hoping that you had some ideas of what I should do. I took my restored CP loom to a workshop and the piano wire retaining springs holding the pawls on both front and back beam got bent enough that they dont hold the pawls in place now unless I physically force them down. I spoke with Ed at the shop with the intention of just purchasing new springs. Ed's advice was to bend these springs back into place (he told me how, but my attempts did not work) because even if I buy new springs, I will have to do the same thing. How do I know how far to bend the wire? I dont see any way to get the part that should be straight back to being straight. Admittedly, I havent been too aggressive yet.
Second problem is that now the crank on the warp beam scrapes against the back hinge when advancing the warp. According to Ed, someone tightened the handle of the crank too much and now it is too close to the wood/hinge on the upright. I asked if I could just unscrew it a little, and Ed said no because then it would just be loose. Can you tell me why that is not a option? Ed's suggestion was to bend the crank away from the loom - how can I do this so that I dont totally destroy the crank and/or the loom?
I am so sorry that I took this little loom to the workshop. I guess I know better now, but it is too late. Months of getting this poor thing back in shape down the tubes. If you have any suggestions, I sure would appreciate them.