Thursday, July 9, 2009

That's Some Loom Ya Got There....

From what I hear it was also some loom to take apart and put back together too! I would imagine getting the shaft switching set up would be tedious and time consuming. My Dad had a little help. Another retired engineer friend of his came over to lend a hand.

Now, those of you who aren't engineers or have never lived with engineers could possibly be missing the point, but putting together a loom MUST bring back all those good memories of erector sets and the joy of building something without a lot of dirt and dust as in remodel building. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall while they both undoubtedly complained about directions, compared photos taken before it was dismantled, argued and corrected each other and just spent a rainy day using a mental skill set neither has probably trotted out since the last bicycle was put together for a child. They probably had a lot of fun.

 I can also see my Mother, who has the neatest house in the world ( really) just biting her tongue while debris and parts are strewed from one end of the downstairs to another. 

 I am bound to get a "Your Father..." phone call Friday morning recounting the mess. She has no idea the part I played in this one but if she did, I am sure she would have a few choice comments. Dog crates had to be moved, along with some other items. Order will need to be restored and she will have to come to terms with that behemoth of a loom to clean around because, that's some loom he's got there! ;-)


  1. Oh, I know what fun those two had. There's nothing like putting together a puzzle - a functional puzzle to get an engineer going! What fun!

    Now maybe you can convince your mother of the wonderful rugs that she will receive off that loom???

  2. Unlike the rest of us who hate to put things together I'll your Dad and his friend had a ball. That is one huge loom!!! How big is it? Looks so tall.

  3. Jennifer, I can imagine you would have enjoyed the assembly too. I also like putting things together for the most part. I will make sure to point out the about the rugs during tomorrows call from Mom! Good idea.

    bspinner, the loom has a 45" weaving width, it's about 6.5 ' high and I'm not sure of the depth. It's very nice to work in though...roomy to say the least. It is a beautifully made loom though. I think the light wood is fir and the dark wood, mahogany. I love the built in adjustable bench. It folds in when not in use.

  4. I cannot imagine having enough space inside a house to squeeze that loom in - it absolutely dwarfs the other one!

  5. Great loom photos!!!

    I like that you think they read the, engineers at that.....let's just say I'm skeptical that directions were even consulted!!

    Hope he has even more fun with it now that it's together!


  6. Sue,
    Directions probably weren't read, but I'll place good money that diagrams were poured over! ;-)

  7. My engineer husband has been extremely helpful, so much so that I asked him if he'd like to weave himself but he declined.
    My old loom didn't come with directions and it was pretty much all together, just folded up when I got her, but honestly, I couldn't see where to put what and he just wham-bang put in together! He hates directions anyway, can't say I remember him ever reading them...

  8. I have always wondered how big those looms really are. Now I know. It dwarfs the other loom in the picture!