Jano Beater Plans

This Jano loom came to me without a beater.  For the nominal cost of some maple from a local cabinet shop, and an exquisite, free set of plans from a weaver’s husband, and $30 in replacement hardware, (plus a new reed that Leclerc made for me custom – they do that you know?) I was able to fabricate a beater and now have a nice little table top loom fully restored for $70, plus parts.  Here’s how I did it.  And it was a fun project to boot!

The beater on the Jano is not directly attached to the loom’s frame itself as later models are.  Instead, the beater is simply set on a piece of round metal stock that protrudes inwardly from the lower cross beams.

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Here is an exquisite set of drawings done at my request by Bob Bellairs, whose wife, Jenny, owns a Jano and operates Daisy Hill Weaving Studio.  He made a very well engineered stand with treadles for her Jano loom which can be viewed, here.  Many thanks!

Jano loom beater pics courtesy Jenny Bellairs…

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Jano beater plans courtesy Bob Bellairs…

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The only modification I made to these plans is that I changed the finished length of the bottom support from  21 1/4″ to 21 3/16″.  I obtained maple from my local cabinet shop and linseed oiled it in the same fashion that I oiled this restored Jano loom…

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