Sticking shafts

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    • #166717
      sylvia.lowry
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        Dear Jane,
        I have a problem with shafts not dropping after being raised. What causes this and what is the remedy? I have been weaving for some time and I continue to learn something new after each new episode.
        Thank you.
        Sylvia

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      • #166750
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          Hi Sylvia, it would help if we knew what loom you use and how many harnesses it has.

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        • #166765
          sylvia.lowry
          Participant

            Hi Sandra,
            My loom is an 8 shaft Leclerc Compact. This problem doesn’t occur with every project but it has happened enough times to make it annoying as well as time consuming. I don’t know if it’s the point twill threading, the tromp as writ treadling, the tie up or none of the above.
            Because I’m a little old lady and can’t get under the loom any more, I installed a cord for every shaft on every treadle so that I’m ready for any tie up. To tie up, I close the loom – with a little help from my daughter, and I sit on a low stool to tie up the treadles. Works great for me!
            Sylvia

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          • #166846
            Sandra
            Keymaster

              Hi Sylvia, have you checked that your warp threads are all going in a “clean” line from the back beam, through the heddles, dents and onto the cloth beam.  I know sometimes a wandering warp thread has caused me to scratch my head 😉

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