Schacht 45" High Castle Standard Floor Loom 8-Shaft 12-Treadle Loom, maple
Shown in a 36” 8-shaft version here.
The talent of Schacht's wood working engineers is expressed in every maple (and cherry offered on special occasions only) loom they make. The moving parts work smoothly and effortlessly, the stationary parts are steadfast. Warping and threading are simple tasks because the back and breast beams are removable making the shafts readily accessible. Their Standard Floor Loom has a high castle, available with 36″ and 45″ weaving widths. Both looms function in the same way. The high castle includes a storage tray; you will also appreciate holes drilled in the top of the castle uprights for an extension lamp.
Schacht's Standard High-Castle Floor Looms may be ordered with 8 shafts or in a 4 Now-4 Later* version. The number of shafts you choose will depend on the kind of weaving you intend to do. If you have a keen interest in pattern drafting and weave structures, 8 shafts will allow you to fully develop this interest.
The Schacht Standard Floor Loom has an underslung 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. We employ a parallel lamm system that gives our looms a light treadling action without any adjustment of 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 that folds with or without a warp on the loom, removable back and breast beams, and an adjustable open-sided beater. The braking system has a ratchet and dog on the cloth beam and a friction brake on the warp beam— to give you precise tension control at all times.
*The 4 Now-4 Later model is an 8-shaft loom shipped with 4 shafts installed and the space to add an additional 4 shafts. You can purchase a kit to add 4 shafts at a later time. These looms are shipped with all the heddles, tie-ups, and other items normally included with an 8-shaft loom.
Weaving Width 36” 45”
Overall Width 44″ 53″
Height at Breast Beam 32″ 32″
Height High Castle 46″ 46″
Depth Open 38″ 38″
Depth Folded 26″ 26″
Weight 8-Shaft 125lb 141lb
Weight 4Now-4Later 110lb 125lb
Weight Shipping Mat. 15lb 16lb
Weight 4Later Kit +27lb —
Heddles-8 Shaft 1000 1000
Heddles 4Now-4Later 1000 1000
Ship type: special order drop ship
Ship weight: 175lbs
This item may ship directly from the manufacturer separately from other items in your order. Spinning wheels and multi-shaft looms ship free! Valid on new orders for multi-shaft looms or spinning wheels with standard ground shipping in conterminous USA only. May not be combined with other offers. Delivery times vary by manufacturer. More Info.
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