Re: Gilmore back beam spontaneously unwinding

Elizabeth Moncrief

Louise, you might consider putting a spring on the ratchet assembly (known as a dog and paw or pawl). If the paw isnt heavy enough or if the action of beating jiggles it loose, that may be your issue. If you dont want to install a spring consider weighting the paw.

Liz Moncrief,
Instagram address: moncriefliz

On Apr 14, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Louise Yale via <cafeina@...> wrote:

´╗┐The Gilmore is a 4 harness, 46 1/2 inch wide floor loom purchased by the
former owner in 1984 and sold to me about 5 years ago.

I put on a cotton carpet yarn warp full width with plans to weave a rag rug.

I usually knot the front ends of the warp yarns and lash onto the front
using nylon cordage.

With this loom and narrower projects, this has worked well.

With the full width, the back beam is "popping" spontaneously every few

Talked with the folks at Gilmore in Stockton and their ideas and
suggestions were appreciated but the problems remain.

1. Would tying directly onto the front beam solve this unwinding problem?

2. Has anyone successfully lashed onto their Gilmore full width?

3. Is there something else going on with the loom that I am not noticing?

Thank you in advance.

Louise in NorCal

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