Re: Can't always believe what you read in books...

william koepp <bgkoe@...>

This was written for CB and CM looms, if you treadle a loom that's in
balance it will operate easily with you, but one that is off balance (do
to a misplaced mass somewhere) is more work. That's about the only way I
can explain it. This might be a mysterious statement to one who has only
woven on Jack looms; a CM or a CB loom really uses counter weights to help
you move the shafts, unlike a Jack loom which pulls up against gravity to
move the shafts.
A lot of the older texts were written with a CB or a CM loom in mind.

Have fun !

Bill & Gaye Koepp

"Never mistake motion for action." ... Ernest Hemingway

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