|Project by PaBull||posted 09-17-2011 10:55 PM||2453 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
My 14 year old daughter along with other members of the family are getting into a new hobby; weaving. We bought an old loom. It’s a Leclerck from Canada. It is 50 to 75 years old and needed lots of help, refinish and parts. It is actually kind of fun, because it is all so mechanical.
Here is the loom as we bought it before restoration. In addition to the loom they also needed a shuttle (working on it) a bench, adjustable, so short and tall people can work on the loom and a warping frame. The warping frame is the first thing you grab before you start weaving. You roll or collect your yarn on this frame.
So I started to look for some inexpensive lumber and ran across an old bed frame sitting in my garage.
Removed the finish and cut the pine boards to size. It is always nice to see old wood find a new purpose.
I used 3/4” dowels after it was pointed out to me that the 1/2” dowels, I bought earlier, are too light for a warp.
Mads asked me about my 62. This is my new/used Stanley #62. I am an old plane user, and it was a bit of an disappointment when I had the level cap in my hands, it is a light dinky thing. The tote is not the most comfortable thing either. But other than that, this is my first low angle bevel up plane, and that an OH WOW!!.
As you can see the 62 looks like a “flag on a mud ship” with the rest of my planes, but we will keep her. One thing I might do is change the tote.
Lee Valley has a nice design in their website I might use. But enough about my 62, I was talking about my warp frame.
I bought the hardware for the frame also at Lowe’s. I like Lowe’s better than HD. There is just something a little more professional and friendly about that store. I am using small t-nuts and clamping knobs to be able to take the frame apart when not in use.
This is the hardware I bought. And on the next picture below you see how I matched up the T-nuts with the Forster bit to counter sink the T-nut flush with the wood.
Thanks to Mads for encouraging me to post this simple Warping Frame.
Thanks for looking and thanks again for your comments, Pabull.
-- rhykenologist and plant grower