David 2 is a compact eight harness loom that looks modest, but in functional quality, it surpasses many large floor looms. It is available in 70 cm (27 5/8”) and 90 cm (35 3/8”) weaving width. Like a counter balance or a jack loom it has a singular tie-up. The shed however gives one the impression of a counter march. All harnesses that are not pulled down by a treadle, are lifted by an ingenious spring system. The spring system also results in easy treadling: once the treadle is pushed down, the weight of your leg is sufficient to keep the shed open.
This second generation David loom has two major improvements:
- A new sliding beater. It has the advantages of a standing beater. It has a shuttle race, it is adjustable in height and it stays back, close to the shafts to get the optimal shed. At both sides the beater is guided with special bearings along a stainless steel rod. By adjusting the position of the rods you can adjust the height of the beater.
- The friction brake for the warp beam is no longer an accessory, but comes standard with the loom.
David is made of lacquered beech and comes with the castle section assembled to ease the set up of the loom. David has a built-in raddle and shelf and included are a stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric), 800 Texsolv heddles (280 mm), tie-up and lease sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
David 70: 87 x 85 x 127 cm (34 1/4” x 33 1/2” x 50”)
David 90: 107 x 85 x 127 cm (42” x 33 1/2” x 50”)
David 70: 30 kg (66 lb)
David 90: 35 kg (77 lb)