David 8 shaft Floor Loom
David 3 Floor Loom
It is a great way to move from a table loom to a floor loom, and a very functional loom for small apartments
David III 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, 90 cm and 110cm weaving width.
- has a large shed and a hinged beater with a shuttle race
- beater is adjustable in height
- is a falling shed floor loom i.e shafts tied to the pedals are pulled down as the pedal is pressed.
- is easy to tie up, using one tie for each shaft required, same as a jack loom
- changes in tie-up are easy to do
- treadling is very light
- threading is easy as the breast beam and reed are removable and you can sit really close to the heddles to thread
- it has a frictional brake on the warp beam, and a ratchet and pawl on the cloth beam, making warp tension adjustment or moving the warp forward, easy
The loom comes with
- a stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric) equivalent to 10dpi
- 800 Texsolv heddles (280 mm)
- tie-up and lease sticks
- sixteen warp sticks.
- Dimensions: (W x D x H)
- D70 - 36 1/4 x 33 1/2” x 50”
- D90 - 44” x 33 1/2” x 50”
- D110 - 52” x 33 1/2” x 50”
Improvements of the David III:
It has a sturdier frame: the front posts, the main uprights and the foot rail are 27 mm thick (was 21 mm).
Standing beater, with a hinge point close to the floor, the result is smooth movement and a favourable pivot radius to strike the fell line.
The hinge hooks of the beater are mounted on the loom and not on the beater uprights. This makes it easier to remove and replace the beater.
The warp beam and the cloth beam have a larger diameter. This requires fewer revolutions to wind your warp beam and therefore less tension discrepancies in the warp threads. The sectional warp kit now has space for 4 bars that attach to the warp beam, instead of 3. This improves assembly and function.
Louet have added a new cloth beam advance lever. It has a magnet that holds the pawl in the ratchet wheel, allowing you to advance more fabric with one movement of the handle.
The breast beam has countersunk holes to make it easier to mount the beam on the front posts.
The tie-up cords for the treadles are permanently connected to the lams and can be moved above the treadles where you need them. The screw heads on the treadles are slightly smaller, making it easier to hook on the cords.
The tension brake on the warp beam is no longer an accessory, but standard. The brake disc is much larger and is now also a crank handle with which you can wind on your warp. The handle rotates in the disc, not in your hand.
You can now adjust the shaft height with a knurled nut and the horizontal adjustment with a screw. Therefore the small texsolv pins in the cords are no longer needed.
Folding the David is easier and there are no loose parts that can get lost.
Two wooden raddle covers that you can slide over the raddle are included. These keep warp threads in the raddle when winding on your warp.
Two side clamps are included and useful when setting up and threading the warp.
- Bench - height 57 cm (22 3/8”)
- Second warp beam with back beam
- Sectional warp beam
- Flying Dutchman shuttle
- additional heddles
- The prices below are a good guide, but do vary as the Australian dollar rises and falls. The price listed includes GST and on the currently available looms, sea freight. All future transport of looms will be air freight which adds from $800 to 1500 to the costs.
- Your loom may need to be couriered to your home, which is an additional cost,
- Please email for a cost before ordering
- We can assemble your loom for you, or you can assemble it yourself with the instructions that are included. It is best to assemble it with a friend.
The David II- 8 shaft floor loom
If you are considering buying a David 2 floor loom second hand, there is information and images here
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