|Project by mccreamark||posted 08-27-2009 11:32 PM||3748 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
This is my Scandinavian floor loom.It is a 4 harness 6 treadle countermarche loom based on the popular Scandinavian style of looms. I can expand it to 8 frames and 10 treadle if needed.
I was reading an article in popular mechanics about building a small loom and decided to build one for my wife .Then as usual Igot carried away and decided to super size it and build a big one.
It is make of solid American ash and finished with one coat of Danish oil the 3 coats of shellac.
All the beams and important parts are laminatd to prevent warping and so far it ,s very straight and solid .
It is 50 inches wide can weave cloth 46 inches wide and is about 5 foot deep and 60 inches high.
It also has a flying shuttle beater bar so the shuttle will fly across the warp with the pull of a cord.
I guestimated the dimensions from different loom websites and catalogues so it has to be set up a few times to get the best results.
I machined all the rough stock with my Felder ,it took me 5 months to make. But i am pretty slow with the busted knees and I nearly cut off the top of my finger on this one.I was lucky as it was mostly nail and grew back but it scared the &^%$£$£! out of me .There was a lot of study involved to understand how looms work .Now I have to buy a reed and some heddles and get the wife to work!
Hope you like it