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?
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.
Let me know if you're willing to sell your pegs.
The pegs are standard furniture pegs, available at good hardware stores.
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?
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.