Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flying shuttle test drive

I built this simple trapeze to help me warping the loom by myself.

The flange sticks (idea taken from http://www.tallbacka.se/ovr-pr9.jpg) work great at keeping the warp threads from spreading out. Extra layers of sticks are not needed if the warp is wound under high tension.

This will be the first time I use the flying shuttle.

Once used to throwing the shuttle and the shuttle boxes adjusted correctly, the shuttle stopped jumping offtrack and the results are nice. The selvages are very regular with an end-feed shuttle and correct border thread interlacement.