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New custom made Maple Raddle

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A bird's eye view
Stainless steel pins
Locating blocks on back
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 03/24/2017
Yarn
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Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
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My DH just made me a full length maple raddle for my big Cranbrook loom.  What a treat, usable the full width of the loom (62 inches).  This will make beaming my warps much more accurate!

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Sue in VT's picture
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Joined: 06/17/2013
Ohhh!

It's a beautifully made weaving tool. It will be a joy to use

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Joined: 07/11/2014
Luvit Luvit Love It!  Very

Luvit Luvit Love It!  Very classy. I really love the dowel assembly.

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I can't take my eyes off the dowels

I know zilch about woodworking, but the dowel ends are charming!  All that happy feeling coming from this beautifully made tool will no doubt smooth the way for your warps!

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In the eye of the beholder?

This is probably the most beautiful raddle I have ever seen. You are so lucky to have a woodworking spouse who is willing to build things for you. I make my raddles out of whatever wood is at hand and use a drill press to make the holes nice and straight before nailing in the raddle pins. I've been contemplating a raddle with openings 10% further apart per inch, so I can beam on slightly wider than the width in the reed. Peggy Osterkamp offers an elaborate mathematical formula for use with a standard raddle. My friends just skip a space now and then to widen the warp. There is lso another type of raddle that pivots, so the first layer on the back beam is wider than the last. The way 18th century weavers beamed without packing material. I haven't come across any old pictures or diagrams on how they achieved this. If I figure out how to do this on a jack loom, I'll let everyone knkow!

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