Monday, February 24, 2014

table loom fix!


I'm not sure if it's just me, but I snapped the rubber cord that tensions the beater on my table loom ... I googled and googled, but couldn't find anyone else who has done this (maybe I'm an over-enthusiastic beater, or just the only one who thinks about blogging about these things?).


Anyway, I tried a specialist rubber shop, but couldn't find anything close.  So today I visited Bunnings (huge hardware store), and asked if there was something close that I could use - the guy came up with this, which is kind of like bungee cord:


Voila, worked perfectly!  And black is always better anyway ;)


Righto - off to warp up!

6 comments:

  1. You have bats on your loom! BATS! sigh ... you rock.

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    1. I like to customise!! Pimp that loom ;)

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  2. I'm famous for going into home improvement stores and asking for odd items by describing them. I'm usually met with "what's it generally used for?" questions. My response is always "I have no idea, but I plan to jury-rig XYZ with it."

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    1. Haaha! I did say it was for a weaving loom, and he said 'okaaay' ... then afterwards said 'that's rare these days!', which is of course why I like it ;)

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  3. The new cord definitely suits the loom better,matching the bats :). I wondered what the cord was used for until the last photo. On the old swedish looms I'm used to the beater is hung up in another way.

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    1. Yeah, I don't even know what it's called, so couldn't really look it up - not sure how many looms have the beater tensioning done like this! ;)

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