My Macomber loom is older than I am and that’s getting up there. I’ve only had it a few years but I’ve anthropomorphized it, stopping short of calling it anything other than “the Mac”, it is a bit like a friend to me but I know it is just a machine that is replaceable. You would expect to do some maintenance on any machine that you use a lot and once in a while I do. Cleaning, oiling and tightening screws. I was, however, not happy to see this.
On not one but two screws. I tried to get the ends out of the loom with no success so the only thing left to do was some major surgery. There will be scars.
I found the drill, took a deep breath (maybe more than one) and did this.
A couple of bolts later and the loom was back in business. Just a little the worst for wear. Maybe it will keep weaving for another 50+ years.Slide Show