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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Building a Stand With Treadles for my Leclerc Table Loom

Several years ago, my husband Bob and I designed a loom stand for my Leclerc Jano table loom.  I have had several people since then ask about making one.  We don't do that kind of work for others, but can give dimensions and show photos of how it should look when completed. I finally got around to doing all the measurements today.

This stand fits my 19 1/2" weaving width Jano loom (made before the Dorothys), and also fits my friend's Structo table loom.  With some careful measurements, it could be adapted to other looms with slightly different dimensions.

We used local hard maple from a local mill for the stand.

Although we looked at photos of other loom stands, this one was designed by Bob to my specifications. If anyone makes a stand from these measurements and writes about it, please give a link back to this post.  I am sure you will love your loom so much more with this stand.  It will turn a noisy loom into one that is much quieter.



















Jano Stand right end
Upright end measurements:  3 ½” w, ¾” thick, 26 ½” T
Shelf measurement:  21” L, 6 ½” w, ¾” thick
End base measurement:  2” T, 1 5/8” w, 24 ½” L
Distance between uprights (inner distance):  8 ½ “
Distance from front of base to upright:  2 ¼”
Distance from back of base to upright:  6 ¾”


















Jano Stand right shelf
Shelf measurement:  21” L, 6 ½” w, ¾” thick
Hole for treadle attachment cords:  1” from edge, 1” wide, 4” L, 6 ¾” from back, 10 ¼” from front
 

















Jano Stand left end
Upright end measurements:  3 ½” w, ¾” thick, 26 ½” T
Shelf measurement:  21” L, 6 ½” w, ¾” thick
End base measurement:  2” T, 1 5/8” w, 24 ½” L
Distance between uprights (inner distance):  8 ½ “
Distance from front of base to upright:  2 ¼”
Distance from back of base to upright:  6 ¾”
Lamm pivot attachment measurement:  ¾” thick, 3 ½” w, 8 ¾” L
Distance from under shelf to top of Lamm pivot:  5 5/8”
Cut out on Pivot attachment: 3” x 1 ½”, starting 4 ¾” from the back
¼” pivot rod, cut long enough to stick out for removal if necessary.
5 nylon washers for spacers between lamms











 



Jano Stand
Lamm Pivot Point














Jano Stand back
Back floor brace:  1 ¼” tall, 2” w, 30” L
Back top brace:  ¾” thick, 3 ½” w, 34 5/8” L
Lamms (4): 5/8” w, ¾” T, 33” L
Screw eyes (4): 7/8” from the end
Treadle tie-up holes (6): spaced from the screw eye end, 9”, 11 ¼”, 13 5/8”, 15 ½”, 18”, 20 3/8”  (they will be approximately 2 ¼” apart)















Jano Stand front
Back floor brace:  1 ¼” tall, 2” w, 30” L
Back top brace:  ¾” thick, 3 ½” w, 34 5/8” L
Treadle attachment blocks (2): ¾” thick, 1 ½” w, 4 ½ L
Dowel treadle spacers: 1” dowel, 1 5/8” L
Treadles (6):  ¾” thick, 1 ¼” tall, 18” L.  They taper to ½” tall at the back, from the top edge 6 ¼” from the back.
Holes on the treadles (4): ¾” center to center, starting 13” from the front.














Treadle attachment on front floor brace (centered)
















 
Treadles showing the taper.  
Texsolv cord, standard size
Connecting treadles to lamms (at least 12):  19” each
Connecting levers to eyelets on lamms (4):  28” each

Small “s” hooks (4) for attaching cords to levers.  To remove the loom from the stand, only the “s” hooks need to be disconnected. Loop them around the shelf and hook to the cords under the shelf.  The loom and the stand are easy to transport when disconnected.
 

8 comments:

  1. Lordy that guy is a good woodworker! BOB You should start your own loom company! I love making things too for weaving, but it doesn't compare with Bob's handwork.
    Beautiful stand. Great article.

    Tom Z. in IL

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  2. Love your post, thank you. I am in the process of buying a used Leclerc Jano. I am searching for the original manual and parts list. If you have one I would pay for a scanned version if possible. Thank you so much

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    1. I have never seen a manual specifically for the Jano. I believe the Warp and Weave Book was sent with all new looms. Other than the anti-spin device on the back warp beam, the loom works pretty much as any other table loom.

      If you decide to add a stand with treadles, you have to disengage the spring mechanism inside the top. The mechanism keeps the levers engaged so you can weave. When using treadles, you don’t want them to lock.

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  3. Thank you for mentioning about releasing the locking mechanism on the Jano! I just adopted a Jano with the original treadle table. The table is different from other Leclerc tables, it has X sides instead of being square. It has the same Leclerc label as the loom. Hope to get her working properly once she's all cleaned up.

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    1. I have a Jano, would you be willing to send me pictures of your original stand? @dee in NC

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    2. I would also love to see pictures of the original stand.

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  4. Hi Jenny and Bob, thank you so much for this post. My hubby (who is an avid woodworker and loves to restore old hand tools etc) is currently restoring a Jano loom for me. I'm am totally new to weaving and I didn't even know that the loom we purchased was missing the reed and batten and aprons. Thanks to your plans posted on the borealweaver blog he was able to make a new maple batten top and he even made me a 10 dent reed. The only part that we have to figure out is how to make the canvas aprons. If anyone has the length of the aprons for the Jano I would certainly appreciate it. The blog about the treadle stand is also very interesting.... I'm really anxious to finally try to weave something as I have always been fascinated by weaving and always wanted a loom. Unfortunately there are no weaving guilds or courses or stores nearby so I have to rely on the internet for everything. Do you still weave on your Jano loom? I would love to see photos of your projects.

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