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Dec 21

Trestle Stand Insert Kit Manual


2 – threaded brass inserts
1 – insertion tool (bolt with three nuts)
1 – washer
1 – 23/64″ drill bit
1 – 7/16″ wrench

Required Tools:


1. For older models of our Flip Folding Loom you will need to enlarge the holes on the sides of the loom using a 23/64″ drill bit.
The hole may be in either of the locations shown in the drawings at right. Use
the existing hole.
2. Place the washer on the insertion tool, and thread the tool into one of the brass inserts.
3. Using a wrench, screw the insert into the hole. After a couple of turns, check to be sure that the insert is going in straight. Adjust if necessary and continue screwing the
insert into the hole until it is flush with the surface of the loom side. Repeat for the other side.

See the reverse for guidelines on modifying an older, non-folding rigid heddle loom to use with the trestle floor stand.


There are several versions of the older non-folding rigid heddle loom. If yours has a round sticker it is quite likely that you’ll need to modify both the trestle stand and where you drill the side holes on the loom for the stand. Looms can be different widths and lengths, which means you will modify what you have. Here are some tips:

    • For the most recent non-folding looms, you will need to drill a hole in the side, 4-5/8″ from the front edge of the loom.Check your model; if the distance from the front side edge to the center side knob is greater than 18″ you will need modify the hole placement for the insert so that the arms can be adjusted to the proper height. (If the hole is drilled too close to the front of the loom, the arms will not extend to provide the height necessary for weaving.) You may find it helpful to first install the loom on the stand, check the height you’d like the loom to be and drill the hole for the insert at this point.
    • Your loom may also have a different width than what the Trestle Stand accommodates. Try lining up different holes in the cross brace. Generally you’ll be able to use one set of holes but will have to drill holes for the second set. These instructions are not specific due to the fact that there are several variations from our earliest days but no corresponding records.

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