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Reattaching Canvases

I used the same holes in the thread beam and the cloth beam.  The canvases had to be slightly stretched in order for the holes to realign.  The fabric tacks I used were 5/8″ long which are substantially longer than the original nails.  I used a small brass hammer to avoid damaging the wood on the beams.  With tension the fabric will stretch out once again.  I ordered an additional 1/4″ metal rod as the loom is short by one…47″ long.