Let's start with pictures:
These are the pictures I got from the previous owner. It shows the loom in one piece, front, side, and folded. Obviously, a foldable loom is a great option if you're going to have a floor loom and don't have tons of space. This will even fold when it has a project going.
My friend Lisa and I drove all day to pick it up. It wouldn't fit in my car, so she generously agreed to take me down in her Murano.
It's quite old. It's a loom that you can still buy new, but this is a near-original version. It has very few plastic parts. But it's also got a lot of rusty bits.
And now it's in a bunch of small, rusty pieces.
|Front: without beater or harnesses|
|Back: without beater or harnesses|
All the small hardware is in baggies, and I'll be heading to Home Depot to replace them. So rusty. I unrolled the aprons to air them out. The whole loom smells a little musty. Somehow the worst are the reeds. All four reeds and the roll of cardboard are out on the deck in the fresh air.
Plans: clean all the wood with Murphy Oil Soap, and treat it with Howard Feed-N-Wax. I need to clean the heddles and the reeds, and a few other metal parts. Oh, and decide where to put it.