So I'm just now getting around to putting my loom together, which includes the bench and warping board.
I've had an awful time with the warping board - which came with no instructions. Just a picture showing the hardware. OK, so its not rocket science - but they don't discuss how to install the pegs at all. I'm GUESSING that the pegs need to be driven into the holes drilled for them using a rubber mallet (and padding so you don't bang up the end of the peg) to tap them in - because there is no other hardware included, and they sure won't go in by hand. At least not by MY hand.
However in the process of doing this, I eventually twigged to the fact that the pegs are not smooth in places and don't appear to be finished (or the finish is very thin and perhaps the pegs weren't well sanded first). I have all but 5 pegs pounded in there, and I don't think I'm getting them back out.
Am I wrong, or should those pegs be silky-smooth? And finished? Its a Glimakra Sophia. I know the warping boards I used at the weaving studio where I was going before sure seemed to be very very smooth ...
So I'm thinking I will have to sand and finish the pegs to smooth them out, and I will have to do it as-is, with the pegs already mounted - has anybody ever had to do something like this?