Monday, November 16, 2009

Drum Roll, Please!

This, my friends, is what a jacquard loom looks like:

The trailer is parked at the bottom of the driveway. Bob Kruger (on the left) had lost a trailer wheel on the way here, so the trailer couldn't be persuaded to go up the steep driveway. Which meant all the pieces had to be schlepped up the drive to the garage, before being schlepped up the stairs to the studio.

The side frames are pre-assembled; the sectional beam is pre-assembled (except for the section hoops); parts of the jacquard frame are pre-assembled; everything else is just a giant leggo set waiting for DH to get started.

Here, DH is contemplating the top and bottom assemblies of the jacquard frame. The top assembly (closest to the camera) weighs about 200 pounds; the whole frame, bolted together, will weigh nearly 280 pounds.

This is as far as we got this evening - the jacquard frame is all bolted together, but it'll take some extra assistance to get it tilted upright, which will have to wait until tomorrow.


neki desu said...

not only i get to see the loom, but also the mythical Bob Kruger.
on another note our poor suffering husbands deserve paradise :)

Theresa said...

Wow, that's some frame! Thank heavens you are getting a loom from them, not a trailer!;-)
Looks like your DH is ready to do battle. Have fun with it today and hope you get many extra hands to make the assembly go faster.

Alice said...


Benita said...

If I'm extremely excited, I can't imagine how you are feeling. Did you sleep at all last night, or did you just lie there thinking about all the fun you are going to have once that loom is set up?

Janet said...


Sandra Rude said...

Poor suffering husband? NOT! He's having a grand old time. He's maybe more excited about assembling my new "toy" than I am about weaving on it. As for sleep, the last 2 nights were low on zzzzzz.

Deanna said...

How cool to get to watch this process! Thanks for blogging about it!