Saturday, November 24, 2012

How to build a card loom

Here it is: the directions to building a simple card loom. This pattern should only on average cost about $17-$20 a loom. In total we made 9. We were able to get the wood cut at the hardware store, which made life a bit easier. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If I can't answer it, then I'll hunt it down for you. I would love to find out if anyone else had the same results as us.

·         1    2ft. 1x6
·         2    6in 4x2 (can be created by gluing 2    2x2)
o   If using 2x2’s wood glue and c-clamps
·         4    5/16-18x41/2 carriage bolts
·         4   5/16-18 wing nuts
·         4   felt pads for furniture (optional)
·          Scrap leather/stiff fabric (non-abrasive) to pad loom
·         5/16 drill bit
·         21/64 drill bit
·         Hammer

1.       Sand boards
2.       If gluing 2x2’s start gluing process
3.       Cut and attach leather

4.       Drill holes through wooden blocks and main board (when dry)
a.       Use 5/16th for main board
b.      Use 21/64 for top blocks


5.       Add bolts and wing nuts 
6.       Add felt pads to bottom bolts
*if making multiples, mark sides for they are individualized, and depending on your drillers skills

 Sorry if the Pictures don't line up straight: I tried to get them under each set of directions. Enjoy!


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