Norwood warp beam

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on 22 Dec 2012 2:04 PM

Looking for a replacement for my Norwood 48" loom. It has a sectional warp and I am looking to replce  it with a regular warp beam.  Does anyone know an parts sources for these looms? 

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shuttle wrote
on 23 Dec 2012 11:38 AM

To make a standard beam out of a sectional Norwood beam, just pull out the pegs and you're there.  Parts are no longer available for Norwoods.

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andrlin wrote
on 28 May 2014 1:57 PM

Let me know if you're willing to sell your pegs.

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shuttle wrote
on 28 May 2014 4:47 PM

The pegs are standard furniture pegs, available at good hardware stores.

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on 18 Jan 2015 7:08 PM

I'm so glad to see this reply about sectional beams.  I just bought my first Norwood today, a 36" 6 treadle made in Chicago in the 40s in Cherry.  I don't want to mess with a sectional beam so the guy is going to make new four new beams from cherry with beveled edges and put them in place of the sectional ones.  Then if I ever sell it, the new buyer can make it sectional again if desired.  Glad to get confirmation that you can still warp without the pegs.  I've only warped on a Harrisville loom with one round beam so I still have to figure out how to do it with the four, minus the pegs.  Anyone know where I can find information on doing this?  

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on 18 Jan 2015 10:10 PM

Do what you want with the pegs, but I left mine in and just use the beam like a regular one.  I like that one complete pass around the beam is 1 yard instead of a few inches.  I do not have near the problem with getting the warp on smoothly.  The 'experts' may cringe, but I do not put packing sticks on, either.  Of course, most of my warps are 5 yd or less.  Maybe you will find this info useful.

Ruth

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