After measuring the doorway to the studio, we knew we could get it inside without taking it apart if we stood it on one of the ends. Now, this loom is HEAVY! Even with the shafts and cams and top part of the beater taken off, I still can not lift it off the floor even a quarter of an inch. So, how did we move it? We used the Forearm Forklift. It's the best investment we ever spent for moving heavy items. It is just two straps that go under the item to be moved, and there are slots to slip the strap onto each forearm, up by the elbows. Your hands have to brace on the item that is being moved in order for it to work.
Bob and I were able to lift the loom and carry it across the two car garage, through a doorway and all the way across the studio.
We spent an evening getting it warped in the log cabin pattern, using the tension box that Bob made for me. The warp is stripes of denim and tan, with small separator stripes of rust. My first rug from this warp is going to be for me to put in front of the loom. The room has a cement floor under the carpet, so I need a little padding under my feet. I've started to cut some old denim jeans into strips for weaving.
End of tour! Come visit sometime!