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Thank you for the post on my forum question. I'd really love to be in on the next exchange in the Spring. I'm not always 'on board' on these websites and forums, so please keep my name in the pot when we do this again.
That I did understand. The springs pull the shafts back down. The heavier the warp, the more tension it takes to pull them back down (thus the 'after-warp' adjustment.
If the shafts are coming back down level all by themselves, you are okay. If they do not come all the way back down even, then you need to adjust the spring a bit tighter to accommodate that... okay???
The manual calls it a 40" standard modular loom....
Yes, it's got 6 treadle.
Thank you Bonnie,
Laura also told me about the eye hooks. I would have never known. My sister was Susan Robinson in San Antonio. She bought the 1983 loom (#00451) from Nina LoCasio in Lubbock, TX sometime in the 90's. Susan was killed in a plane crash 3 years ago, and I'm just now setting up her loom in my house-it's been a bit of an emotional trip to get to this point. When clearing out her house, my husband just dis-assembled the loom, wrapped it up, and brought it up here. After 3 years, he had forgotten exactly how he took it apart, and I was in no shape to remember either.
The AVL has only 4 harnesses. It appears to be in excellent shape. All the wood is really nice. There are holes for bolts that I have no idea what to put there. I do have two 'mystery rollers' left over (one labeled R and the other L - both numbered #8). Again, the manual was no help.
Thank you for trying to upload a picture for me. I think I may have lucked into the proper arrangement for those levers. Everything seems to go up and down okay. But I'm not sure what you mean about the little wooden pieces being arranged by length. They all seem to be the same size. Do you mean the chains on each of them? I didn't check those.
Yes, I'll need lots more help with this. It is surely different than my jack loom. I will keep your e-mail addresses. Again, mine is [email protected] I live in Wyoming.
Thank you again,
My name is Jan. I had no idea about the eye hooks being staggered. Bonnie mentioned that too. I will take a look.
I think I found my problem on the levers. I had them backwards when I tried to put the rod through them. I swiveled them around, and they look like they work.
Thank you so much for the heads-up on the hooks. I'm sure that would make a difference. See my post to Bonnie for more info on the loom.
PS. my e-mail is [email protected] I may need a bunch more help on this loom. I've had a LeClerc Nilus for about 7 years. I don't get to weave anywhere near as much as I'd like, but I understand this AVL does a nice job. We'll see. I need to order an apron for the warp beam before I do much with it.