Rigid Heddle Loom

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Rigid Heddle Loom

Post by Bangalore » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:10 pm

My wife discovered weaving at our local library's makerspace. She loved it so much that I decided to make her her own loom. It's solid mahogany from a single board I've had in the basement for years. The heddle reeds are 3d printed, and the gears, heddle brackets, locks, and knobs are all cut on my Shapeoko. I designed it in Fusion 360 using measurements from the loom at the library. Hers is just a little bigger.
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Re: Rigid Heddle Loom

Post by WillAdams » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 pm

Wonderful!

You really need to post the files for this — making weaving more accessible is a thing which would help to make the world a better place.
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Re: Rigid Heddle Loom

Post by AnonymousPerson » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Wow yeah, that really is awesome looking. Good attention to detail in the design, good execution too.

It'll be interesting to see how much you tweak and adjust things based on your wife's feedback too. You might evolve the concept somewhat. :D
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Re: Rigid Heddle Loom

Post by Bangalore » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:55 am

WillAdams wrote:Wonderful!

You really need to post the files for this — making weaving more accessible is a thing which would help to make the world a better place.
Here's a link to the A360 file. http://a360.co/1UE87jL
You should be able to duplicate most of what I did using this. At the least, it should give you some ideas.
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Re: Rigid Heddle Loom

Post by Bangalore » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:59 am

Here's a pic of it in use. She's really excited about it.
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