Louet David conversion

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  • #81248

    NANCY
    Participant

    I am in the USA, Florida.  I don’t like the gliding beater at all.  What I need are the two pieces of wood that are attached to the castle, that hold the swinging beater.  I have everything else for this loom.

     

    I dont want to hijack this thread, I posted a help question on the raverly help line thread.  Help!

    Thank you

    nancy

    #81246

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Where do you live, Nancy?  Parts of a loom might be awkward to ship long distances or across borders.

    #81236

    NANCY
    Participant

    I purchased an older Louet David loom.  Everything is there except the two pieces that the swinging beater attaches to.

    If you have purchased the conversion kit, would you kindly consider selling me the two pieces that attach to the castle, that the swinging beater attaches to?  I really love the swinging beater.

    thank you

    Nancy

    #66444

    Sylvia
    Participant

    I just installed my conversion kit. I had a hard time figuring out how to flip the jig so they holes would be correct. Still have the jig and could take a picture for you on loom, if this would help.
    I layed all the pieces to make sure I understood where they went first.

    For the front, where you drill the smaller holes, wished we didn’t drill all the way through the upright. You can see how far the screw would go in.

    Hope this helps.

    #65372

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Hi from “me too”, Andrew 😉  We installed my conversion kit about 10 years ago and my mind gets rustier with age…..  However, if you still have a problem after Ginette’s suggestion, I can probably take a photo of the area you are concerned about as you go through the process, and post it.  Sometimes visuals help – at least they do for me.

    #65357

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Andrew,

    Exciting to have the conversion kits! I haven’t installed one and hopefully someone will chime in with some tips, in the meantime, here’s a link to Louet’s list of installation instructions in PDFs that you might be able to make the print larger on your computer.

    http://www.louet.nl/en/instructies

    Ginette

    #65302

    akomensky
    Participant

    Well, after many months, the Conversion kit and friction brake finally came in.  The pictures that accompanied the installation instructions are a bit tiny for my old eyes.  Wondering if anyone here might have any tips or pointers they learned by installing?  Anything I need to know before disassembling this weekend?  Thanks!!

    #44671

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    The loom looks great, Andrew!  Jane sells both the braking system and the sliding beater.  Check out the “Shop” tab to your left and then head into Weaving Looms – you should find what you are looking for.  How wide is the David you will be adopting?

    #44663

    akomensky
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback – any idea where to buy the conversion kits?  I checked Louet site and didn’t see it there.  I am hopefully getting this in late September and want to be sure th conversion kit is here so I can start converting ASAP.  Should I assume the kit will come with instructions?  That is for both the beater and handbrake?   Pics attached are what I am purchasing … A0CDF3CA-A362-4426-B160-DC3B2F521315F671144D-AAEF-41A4-8EA0-B1E5B935EAA09CE8D7AA-7381-4243-AB22-2A5D83EFC14A

    #43934

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    I have an older Louet David that came with the overhead beater.  We had no trouble installing the new sliding beater, when it became available.  We also installed the brake system, and as far as I remember, it didn’t cause any problems either!  Go for it – you’ll love your “new to you” David!  I couldn’t part with mine 😁

    #43927

    akomensky
    Participant

    Hello

    Novice Weaver here… (3 months).  Currently using a 24# Macomber, 4 harness.  Looking to purchase second hand the older David Louet and want to upgrade both the beater bar (from overhead to slider) as well as add the braking system.

    Has anyone here upgraded and is it a difficult task to do so?

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    Providence, Rhode Island

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