Thursday, May 10, 2012
All work and no play.
Yup, that's what it was today. Work.
We had a mission.
The Reed Ideal that I just rescued, was ready for some warp.
250 spools of rug warp, to be exact.
We put 50 brand new spools on for each of the five sections that we wound. This way we never had knots in the warp. It also meant that we didn't have to worry about a spool running out.
The tension box had to be jerry rigged, to accommodate the width of the sections we were winding.
We also had to have something square over the back beam, which is round; someplace to clamp the tension box.
We did 500 turns, the beam is one yard around. But as it gets bigger and bigger, every turn puts more than a yard around. The total ends up being about 750 yards.
And now, because seeing is believing........here is a short video.....actually, two of them.
So NOW do you think we're crazy???