Heddle Preservation

DSC00001 With so few heddles available for this loom it is important to preserve the ones that I have.  There are, of course, many possibilities if I were to somehow run out which would include fabricating new ones, but the best possibility would be to cannibalize together parts from the old ones and braise them into new workable ones.  Nevertheless, I had some PVC storage-pipes left over from another project, but they were a bit short (white pipe).  All it took was a piece of splice to lengthen them an inch in order to make them long enough for the heddles.  Now each group – like new, good, useable, pitted – each has their own oil bath preservation.  Cost?  $2.25 for the splice and $10 for the oil (5w30)…each…a small price to pay…

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