This could be due to the ropes polishing the shaft over time. Take
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Bill's suggestion and sand the shaft with 80-100 grit sandpaper to
roughen the wood which will then have sufficient friction to hold back
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 15:00:25 -0000
Subject: rope brakes
Hi... the only thing I've ever seen applied to rope brakes that made
any sense was powdered rosin...the stuff that keeps gymnasts and
ballerinas from slipping on the wooden floor. glen
Well, but :) When I first started using this braking system, the loom
was only a year or so old and had been oiled as part of the finishing
(Harrisville kit). No problems back then, or when it was last oiled,
years ago now. Only problems are recently.
Only problems are recently.
something has changed