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Rubber Bumpers

While Leclerc looms often have rubber bumpers installed at key contact points, sometimes adding some at other locations prevents undue contact, wear, vibration, or noise as well.  Our Nilart beater and breast beam uprights are now protected from one another.

Using a pair of soft rubber chair leg slip-on protectors I cut them down, drilled a hole in their centre, used a pan head wood screw with a washer, drilled the upright, and mounted the bumper.  I mounted this bumper a bit high since I hope to add a flying shuttle to the beater, which will contact the uprights a bit higher up.  I have used this method before on other looms and it really does make it a nicer feel…






Weaving Infrastructure

Reconditioning a loom and dyeing wool require accessories.

Rubberized feet that stabilize the loom…


…cotton braided rope that is used on treadles and harnesses (a hefty $15 for 100’…but considering the increased use of polyester and nylon, this product is more of a rarity)…


…and a stainless steel 19L/20QT pot for mordanting and dyeing ($38…not a bad deal, a lighter gauge but with a pyrex lid)…