Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My new 6 foot triangle loom.

Well, I did it! I made myself a 6 foot triangle loom. (That's it hanging there on my free standing warping board for my floor loom.) I bought some oak wood trim, a zillion little nails and a few screws and such, and thus began my adventure into woodworking. Now mind you, what I lacked in technological and carpentry skills, I made up for in perseverance. There was no cussing involved. I only had to recharge my Dremel twice to drill 405 little bitty holes-and I only hit my thumb with the hammer once while hammering 405 little bitty nails. Still no cussing-remarkable-hey? I'm not sure how well it will hold up-the wood did split slightly in some spots-there are a lot of nails really close together-even with the pre-drilled holes. I haven't sanded and stained it yet-I should have done that before I drilled-but I couldn't wait to get at it.
Now I'm not sure I have the correct amount of nails. I don't know if there should be an even or odd number per side. I posted the question on Ravelry with the Tri-loom weavers group. Hopefully someone there will have my answer for me.
Now I'm off to watch as many you-tube videos as I can to be sure I know how to weave on this puppy!

10 comments:

  1. ...with no cussing involved. tehehe. My perseverance would have ended long before the 405 holes were drilled. Looking forward to the creations you will make on the new loom.

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  2. My eyes crossed at the thought of 405 little holes. Good for you!

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  3. Wow! 405 holes? I am impressed. And no cursing??? Congratulations! Cannot wait to see what you will create on your loom!

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  4. Amazing, can not wait to see what you weave on this beauty!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing your finished projects. My tri loom is on lone to a friend since I haven't made anything in about a 1 1/2 yrs on it. Thought it should get some use.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

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  6. Oh lovely, did I miss instructions or a materials list that you used? I've been wanting to make myself one for some time now.

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  7. profanity-free woodworking?!? That is a feat!

    I'm excited to see what you make with that thing. :-)

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  8. Great job! I'm truly impressed that you didn't cuss. I would have had to at least once just on general principle. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Oh wow!! I saw the most beautiful shawl made on one of these and I have been bugging/begging my hubby to make me one ever since! I cannot wait to see what you make!!

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