Dave Van Stralen

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    Knife bar on my Megado is getting stuck in the groove

    The groove where your Megado knife bar travels can become swollen due to humidity or contract due to a dry climate.   This is simply something that can happen to wood.    Use some Sandpaper to smoo...

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    David 2 - Beater repair kit

    The original David 2 sliding beater has an open side on the top beater bar.  Some weavers find that the retaining bolt slips out of the groove preventing the reed from being held firmly in place.  ...

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    Spring / Delta - How many tie up cords come with my loom?

    Louet supplies sufficient tie up cords to tie-up 2/3 of the possible lam tie up positions on these countermarche looms.   The reason for this is that on the vast majority of balanced weave structur...

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    How does Louet’s drum carder function

    The carding action happens because wool is introduced to the 2 drums that are moving at different speeds and the cloth is moving in opposite directions.   The difference in size of drum is needed t...

  • Dave Van Stralen created an article,

    Beater Guide for Megado

    Instructions for assembly

  • Dave Van Stralen created an article,

    Victoria S95/S96 Instruction Manual

    Attached is the instruction manual for the Victoria wheel Here are some common spareparts Accessory Part number   Standard Bobbin SA0104   brake cord - nylon cord and spring SR0102   brake...

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    David 3 / Spring 2 - Beater arm is rubbing on the side of the loom

    If you are experiencing that your beater seems to rub on one side of the loom when it is moved, your beater hinges - hinge hooks, are likely set to different height positions.      To resolve, meas...

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    Spring 2 / David 3 - tie up cords catch on each other - how do I resolve this ?

    There was some early feedback that treadle cords (tie up cords) were catching on each other, therefore we added a groove to eliminate that possibility.   Basically, screw the screws in so they are ...

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    David 3 - sticking shaft

    If your new David 3 has a shaft or two that do not want to return without help - ie, push the treadle and the treadle stays down - try increasing the spring tension under the shelf. This can also o...

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    Megado - harness end keeps coming loose

    We have had some users report problems with the wire harness ends coming out of the harness bars even though the user has pushed them fully together. The hole in the harness bar is drilled at a sli...