Thursday, January 31, 2013
After settling that, I had a big chore to tackle. While weaving my last rug on the WD, I had one cam that was hanging up and wouldn't rotate, so every fourth pick, I was having to poke at the cam to make it move. I thought if I took the cams off and back on in a different order that it might help. After putting on 8, 7, 9, and 10 and readjusting the key that holds them in place, I was still having the same problem. Then I fiddled around with the cast iron part "A", scooting it a bit closer to "B". I found a pretty loose bolt at the bottom of "B" and tightened that. Hurrah!! It finally worked as it should!
Once I knew that it was going to work correctly, I straightened out my warp threads and tied them back on the front rod. I had a canister half full of heavy yarn that I used to spread the warp and get the temple adjusted. The fly shuttle is working fine, so now it is all ready to go. I just have to get some fabric strips cut.
I may have to have a couple grandsons over soon to help me make a rug!