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Refinishing Of Breast Frame

This was the dirtiest and most water stained part of this loom. It looked as if this part had snow on it at some point because of the water marks and the corrosion on the hardware at the bottom; there were no water marks on the bottom of the rear frame, so it’s not as if the entire machine sat in standing water.

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…treadles…

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Treadle Disassembly

The most damaged part of this loom are the treadles.  There are water stains on the treadle cross member and the metal is well corroded.  The wood and metal themselves are still sound, but need to be reworked…

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…the treadle rod is welded on one end…

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…but the other end is just peened, so I lightly ground this end until it could be removed from the cast treadle bracket…

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…and rather than replace the treadle hardware I decided to keep the original equipment, which polished up well with some work…

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