Adding 4 more shafts to a David 4 shaft loom
I found your site while researching Louet looms. I am considering purchasing a used David loom that has 4 shafts. Is it possible to add 4 more shafts and treadles to a David loom? I really want an 8-shaft loom so if it is not possible, then I will pass on the opportunity. Thank you for any information you can provide.
There is a 4 shaft conversion kit available for the David Loom which would bring it up to 8 shafts with 10 treadles. This must be a older loom because the David has been available only in the 8 shaft version for over 10 years now. There is also a friction brake available for it now and we have just added a new gliding beater as an option for weavers who don’t like overhead beaters. You can visit our website to see the options available to you – If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask.