I mentioned last month that I bought a used loom from someone on Craigslist. Although I wanted to immediately warp it and weave something, I instead was convinced by people in the Warped Weavers group on Ravelry to clean it up first.
I’m glad I was convinced to do that because in the process I learned a lot and started to feel like the loom was mine.
One of the first things I did was realize that the reed, while in decent shape, did have a bit of rust on it. The worst spot can be seen in this photo.
I sat down with the reed outside and sanded each slot, from either side. 220 grit paper.
sanding the reed
It’s a 25″ 12 dent reed, so that’s 12 * 25 = 300 slots time either side is 600 slots of sanding. It took a while.
At the same time, I cleaned the wood of the loom.
I admit, I think it is cool that I have a loom from here in Seattle, even if they are long since out of business (sold to Dundas, then became Montana Looms, now out of business).