Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
Another thought, move the beater as close to the # 1 shaft as possible for
the largest shed possible; if that makes it hard to reach the beater, affix
a tasteful wooden handle to the beater's center.
As Joanne stated, the shed is about half the length of a heddle, measured on
the shafts. Check to see if the beater & reed is set so a taut thread ( not
on any heddle ) running from the breast beam to the back beam, runs through
the center of the reed's dent( a good time to level the beater ). If the
beater is set too high or too low, some of the shed could be reduced. Set
the shafts/heddles to this line also ( this is for CM & CB looms only ),
lock them in place some way and then do the tie ups. Once adjusted, they
shouldn't need any future fiddling.
Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California