I’m really happy…we’ve gotten this baby all clean and *I THINK* working! Being that I’ve never woven anything on it yet or tried, I’m not sure.
I had to retie the pedels to the lams, had NO idea how they are really supposed to be…was working with only four of the six heddles…SO I tied two to each, in an even fashion. I also waxed the grooves, adjusted one with a shim (the wood had ‘moved’ over into the next space).
I was short two of the metal rods, so I bought rod in length at the hardware store and cut it with a hacksaw to make two more. I’m still missing the two wooden sticks and I need to figure out a shuttle of some sort.
Check out the rust when we started!!
A bit of a ‘before and after’. The pulleys are beautiful brass and cleaned up so nicely.
The reed is worrisome…look at that rust! I think I got all of it out. The reed says ‘nilus leclerc’ 27 inch 15 dent. I’m happy so say, assuming the height is the same, I should be able to buy more reeds if I need to or want to.