DIY Tapestry Frame Loom
The primary difference between mine and the original is that I did not use any screws, instead all the pieces are "dry fit". So far, with the add of bungee cords, that has "worked for Wheat". If you have any questions, please feel free to email or Braids Beaded Kumihimo & More on Facebook
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One 5 or 10 foot length
Shown is the Ace Miget Pipe Cutter. It will handle up to 7/8 copper pipe, so give you some flexiblity. It is the only one I found for under $10 - those offered in Home Despot and Lowe's seem to be at least $15 or more.
Often times your local hardware store will cut the pipe for you. Thus eliminating the need for the purchase of a Pipe cutter.
Sand Paper will be used to smooth the pipe ends - choose the highest grit available. You should not need the more expensive tool used to burnish the ends because you will not be welding or gluing.
|FOUR 3/4 inch 90 degree Copper Elbow||FOUR - 3/4 to 1/2 inch reducing coupler||TWO - 1/2 inch O-Rings|
|TWO - Threaded Rod 1/2"-11 or -13 x 12||TWO - Hex Nuts||TWO - Wing Nuts to fit Threaded Rod|
|Take this page to your local hardware store. It should be help clarify the staff what you really do want and don't need/want glue or solder|
Click on the photo or here for a copy of The Basic Freemium large exploded drawing can be found at: Archie Brennan & Susan Martin Maffei on the loom page, along with several others and how to purchase a larger version produced by Arichie's son Jesse.There are several other versions of this "freemium" as well as information on how to order a loom made by Archie's son Jesse.