Measuring on tabletop mill

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    • #29066
      Annie
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        First I have to say that I’ve been weaving over 30 years and I’ve already learned a few things that are going to help me.

        My question here is something that I struggle with … how to set up the table mill so that I have the correct length measurement for my warp. I always end up measuring a longer warp because I can’t figure out how to set it up so that it measures exactly the right length. Annie

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      • #29068
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          Do you put a guide string around your mill before you start winding your warp? My table top warping mill has 1/2 yard sections, with a 2 yard winding circumference. I can adjust where I place my pegs in order to get close to the exact measurement but I usually add a bit extra to let me “play” with at the beginning or end of a warp.

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        • #29069
          Annie
          Participant

            I do use a guide string but it never ends up anywhere near a peg!!!

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          • #29077
            Sandra
            Keymaster

              Can you move your pegs? Mine are attached to a screw on bar and I attach it to the closest place on my mill to get the length of warp I want. It can screw on anywhere on the 4 sides.

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            • #29235
              Alissa Roode
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                I find I try to err on the side of a little extra for more sample room. (I have the louet table-top mill.) I find I can usually get it within +/- 12″ of my desired warp length. I don’t always place the bottom cross-beam directly across from the top one, sometimes it’s on a side adjacent, depending on how long of a warp I need. I figure as long as they’re not both on the same side, the whole thing will hold together well enough.

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