While I was waiting for everything, I decided I also needed a raddle, and a set of casters. Everything arrived last Thursday. The reed, raddle and double back beam don't need any installing, once I need them I can just put them in place.
|raddle and double back beam|
|double back beam. the loom has another warp beam down below, and the warp from that beam would come up and over this. I think.|
|ohhh, shiny. the reed.|
But the casters required installation. They didn't really come with instructions, just a drilling template. (Actually, nothing came with instructions.) This was a bit of a challenge. Here's a pic of the drilling template;
this blog, I thought maybe I knew what I was doing, or that I could at least figure it out. I used a C-clamp to hold the template secure, and I drilled the three holes. (I had no idea why 3 holes, I just went with it.) Then I moved the template to the other side of the loom and did the same.
I made a trip to the hardware store to buy the correct tap (5/16"x18), and took along one of the bolts to make sure I bought the correct size. Its a big tap that needs a big tap handle, or a pair of Vise-grip pliers. After tapping the holes, I sat down and puzzled out how to attach the casters. This is what I came up with.
So now that the casters are installed, I can go back to weaving.