Moving the loom, made a bit simpler

Hello, friends. A major reorganization effort at home has made it necessary to relocate my loom. Again. I just have one loom, a Nilus II Leclerc (8 shafts, 10 treadles) but she is a bit of a beast to move.

 

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Pieces and parts…

Some of the pieces are manageable, just awkward (see above). But then there is the center “castle” portion, which is quite heavy. These nifty “Super Sliders” made moving the castle much easier! We have used these under all manner of furniture, but I had never used these to shift the loom.

 

IMG_2413We bought an assortment of these at a local home improvement store. They are worth every penny! Four large sliders placed under the legs of the center of the castle allowed me to push the loom into her new room. Here’s the proof:

 

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Super sliders slid the loom down the hall…

 

I hope to get the loom back together this weekend. I have a new warp ready to go on the loom and am anxious to see how the draft below translates into the real thing:

 

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Draft of a new placemat design

Do consider using furniture sliders should you have to move your loom! It is not an easy job, and anything that can simplify the process, even a tiny bit, is worth considering!

Be well,

kate k.

 

2 thoughts on “Moving the loom, made a bit simpler

  1. Your right moving a heavy loom is much easier with sliders. You don’t necessarily have to dissemble unless your going thru a small doorway. Sometimes they can be folded back beam, front beam to create a smaller profile.I’ve moved mine around this way also with sliders.

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