Louet designed the David to be a compact loom but with a unique sinking-shed action. A system of springs and cams lowers the harnesses, rather than lifting them, resulting in light, springy treadling and a large shed with less effort than a typical rising-shed jack loom. It makes the treadling faster, too. The tie-up is made to metal lamms, which allows any combination of harnesses to be lowered. A really special feature is the gliding beater that slides toward the breast beam on a pair of metal rods rather than swinging in an arc, allowing the beater to strike the fell smoothly and evenly each time with little effort. Two weaving widths are available: the David 70 has a 27 5/8" weaving width and the David 90 has a 35 3/8" weaving width. The loom is made of lacquered beech and includes:
- eight harnesses and ten treadles
- ratchet brakes on warp and cloth beams
- beater that pulls forward toward the breast beam rather than swinging
- built-in raddle
- tension brake
- back beam that folds in for storage
- built-in tool shelf
- 800 texsolv heddles
- 10 dent stainless steel reed
- 2 lease sticks
- 16 warp sticks
- step-by-step assembly instructions written by Sharon Alderman
There are a number of optional accessories to customize your David. Contact us for information on any of these other optional items:
- second warp and back beam
- sectional beam with 1" sections
- flying Dutchman shuttle
Dimensions for David 70: 34 1/4" wide; 33 1/2" deep; 50" high; weight: 66 lbs.
Dimensions for David 90: 42" wide; 33 1/2" deep; 50" high; weight: 77 lbs.
The David ships with the castle already assembled and cords installed. The rest of the loom requires assembly.
Yarn Barn will pay the shipping on this loom to any street address within the 48 contiguous states. If you are outside this geographic area, we will pay a portion of your shipping.
We offer discounts on yarns, DVDs, books, and most accessories when you order them at the same time as your loom. Put together a combination and call us at 800-468-0035 or e-mail us for a package price.