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Harness Alignment

The only original roller cord on this loom…

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The entire cord setup on this loom was wrong. I have no idea how the loom would have even functioned in this state. The upper cords were not wrapped on the upper roller at all, but simply set across the upper roller. The single wrap is meant for both stability and gripping power.  And the lower roller cords were polyester, a material that does not grip as well as cotton…obviously the original cords had been replaced and were not attractive at all…

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The centre of the heddle eyes need to be aligned with a line drawn from the top of the breast beam to the top of the back beam.

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These eyes were too low (the dark bar just below the string extending to the left)…

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This was  adjusted once I cut new cords…

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Here are the correct, braided cotton new cords installed as they should be.  Instead of metal clips or wire I conceded to the modern use of zip ties as fasteners…

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