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Warping frame for restored Leclerck Loom

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Project by PaBull posted 09-17-2011 10:55 PM 2010 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 11:14 AM

Hi Bas,
Yes this is a project right of my street!

A new handplane; I think it looks not as bad as you express, I think you are right it need a new handle, I have tho old 62 shall I make you a drawing for a handle, you could also go a faster road and try to reshape the handle it have. Congratulations, you have now a low angle and can shave and shoot endgrains easy, make your self a shooting board for it. Auuuch and what is that! I fine collection of handplanes there.

Wood from recycle; again it is a heartbreaker, I cant think of better wood than recycled.

The frame; nice work there, your family are lucky to have you arround the house, not only to figure out and repair the loom, but also to make them a warping frame, you made a fine job on that one, and to make it colapsabel was clever. I think you could color it to match the loom, you can read about cheap houshold ways of dyy, but I think the coffee method could be used here (yes you read right).
http://www.woodworking.org/WC/Garchive01/3_27colorants.html

Send my thoughts to the family.
Best thoughts my friend, glad to see you are on the move with the wood still,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 03:44 AM

Mads,

Thanks for the lengthy response. You have a way with words, I’ll tell you.

I will trade my 62 for yours any day, just say “when” (just kidding). Yes, send (email) me the drawing of the shape of the old 62 tote, thanks for the offer!!

I do have a shooting board. I did a project on that:
Click for details

And you are correct, I like it a lot. But I do need to make a “Mads-HotDog” for it.
Click for details

Mads, I want to thank you for the suggestion of a natural stain. And I agree, it is a little hard on the eyes, but my dear wife requested the frame to be left natural.

I send your smiles and happy thoughts to the rest of the family.

Take care, and I was VERY pleased the hear that your health is getting a little better.

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 04:56 PM

Hold on I recognise that digital measuring device. Shouldn’t it be on millimetres?!

Excellent restoration work though. Many happy hours of weaving await.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 04:59 PM

Martyn, you got it, that was one of the things I missed the most moving to America, the metric system. What a great system that is.
I have one shuttle completed and a bench still to make.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 05:07 PM

Crack on then. Its going well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#6 posted 09-19-2011 05:11 PM

I will, thanks.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#7 posted 09-19-2011 08:57 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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