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The Schacht Standard floor loom is a High Castle loom that comes in two different woods, Maple and Cherry, and in two different sizes, 36" and 46" wide weaving widths.
All Standard floor looms may be ordered with eight or Four Now-Four Later* shaft options. The number of shafts you choose will depend on the kind of weaving you intend to do. Though most weave structures can be woven on four shafts, additional shafts increase your pattern options extensively. If you have a keen interest in pattern drafting and weave structures, eight shafts will allow you to fully develop this interest.
The Schacht Standard floor loom has an under-slung jack mechanism to raise the shafts. The jacks pivot from two points equidistant from the center and lift the shafts by pushing up on the center point. Schacht employs a parallel lamm system which gives our looms a light treadling action. Because of this parallel lamm, it isn't necessary to adjust the tie-up cords.
The tie-up system is quick and easy to use. Pre-measured nylon tie-up cords hang from the lamms and are attached to a treadle by sliding the appropriate cords into the treadle slot. This makes changing tie-ups very fast.
Other special features of the Standard floor looms include: friction reducing aluminum shaft channels, a back beam which folds with or without a warp on the loom, removable back and breast beams, and an adjustable open-sided beater. The braking system employs a ratchet and dog on the cloth beam and a friction brake on the warp beam.
This combination give you precise tension control at all times.
*"Four Now - Four Later" (4N4L) is an eight harness loom shipped with only four harnesses installed, but with the capacity to add an additional four harnesses. You can purchase a kit to add four harnesses at a later time. 4N4L looms are shipped with all the heddles, tie-ups and other items normally included with an eight harness loom.
|Height at Breast Beam||32"||32"|
|Weight-8-Shaft||125 lb||141 lb|
|Weight-4 Now-4 Later||110 lb||125 lb|
|Weight-High Castle||add 10 lb|
|Weight-Shipping||add 27 lb|
|Weight-4 Later Kit||15 lb||16 lb|
|Heddles 4 Now-4 Later||1000||1000|
STANDARD FLOOR LOOM ACCESSORIES
|36" Double Back Beam||19 lb|
|46" Double Back Beam||22 lb|
|36" Sectional Beam||9" x 3" x 2"||7 lb|
|46" Sectional Beam||8" x 3" x 2"||9 lb|
|Raddle for up to 26"||29 1/2" x 3" x 1"||1 1/2 lb|
|Raddle for up to 40"||44 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2"||2 1/2 lb|
|Raddle for up to 48"||52 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2"||3 lb|
|Lamp Holder||4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"||8 oz|
REEDS AND HEDDLES
|36" & 46" Reeds||Total Length: 1" longer than weaving width
Total Height: 5"
|Flat Steel Heddle||9" from center of eye to center of eye-9/16" eye|
|Inserted Eye Heddle||9" from center of eye to center of eye-1/4" eye|
|Texsolv String Heddle||9 3/8" end to end-1/2" eye|