Inkle Loom

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Project by David posted 03-22-2007 09:17 PM 25101 views 8 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project built for a fellow Lumberjock. It was fun researching and learning about inkle looms. The loom includes 6 shuttles to carry the weaving threads. The project is my first project out of the scrap bin. Its made of steamed cherry and read oak. Joinery is mortise & tenon and Miller Dowels. Finish is 4 coats of tung oil, 3 coats of lacquer and 2 coats of wax.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 10:20 PM

That is really nice work. You have to tell us where you got the medallion for labeling your work. I have been wanting to go to something like this.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 03-22-2007 10:23 PM

that’s really cool—hand-making a woven mat using a handmade loom!!
what a wonderful experience

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 03-22-2007 10:43 PM

That is really nice. I too would also like to know where you got your medallion…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 03-22-2007 11:07 PM

Thanks for te comments.

The brass tags were ordered from Vidi, a wonderful craftsman in England. His website is worth checking out if you like this sort of detail.


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#5 posted 03-23-2007 04:12 AM

Cool…if you like the medalion check out Davids blogs on decal making also!

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#6 posted 03-23-2007 01:57 PM

David, that is a fine inkle loom. I have two that I built, because I weave with them, and found that when I do, somone is always interested in learning how, so I wound up with two
The woods you’ve used out of your “scrap bin” make it a beautiful loom that will only get better with time.

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#7 posted 03-23-2007 03:41 PM

Dennis, thanks for telling me to check out the blog, I loved learning more about decal making, this logo is so special and really adds to the beauty of the loom. David I’d love to see someone using the loom, I will be reading how to do this as I will be the proud owner of this loom. I’m so excited of course it is so beautifully done and I’m sure I will love weaving. Today I plan to learn about the yarns that can be used and visiting a store to check them out. If you know of a good source to buy materials could you pass that information on to me? Also anything else that you think that might help me.


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#8 posted 03-23-2007 03:56 PM

Dennis the Pimp… a true Lumberjock. Not just pimpin hissef out, but pimpin’ out the Jocks.
That’s what really makes this a fine place to be.

And every time I think of Inkle Loom, I think of Diane.

And then there are the inkle Loompa’s

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#9 posted 03-24-2007 02:05 AM

The loom was made by a bunch of small loompas working in my shop at night – all I did was put it in the mail!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. Hope Diane will post an image of some weaving from the loom.


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#10 posted 03-24-2007 03:55 AM

David, you always do a great job of showing your projects. I particularly like the quality of your photos and the accompanying descriptions.

Quality posts from a quality guy about his quality work – makes a great combinations.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#11 posted 03-24-2007 05:53 AM

David, thanks that’s a good idea, I can scan a photo to post here. I have to learn a bit more before I can get weaving though so it might take awhile.


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#12 posted 03-24-2007 03:22 PM

Opps, I should of addressed that question of where to get materials, yarn and such to Christina. That must of been so nice to make your own looms like you did.


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#13 posted 03-28-2007 10:30 AM

Very nice I had never seen one of these before. I have a friend that has made a couple of rug looms. I think he will enjoy looking at this

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#14 posted 03-28-2007 03:20 PM

My wifes aunt is a weaver, so I find this project interesting on different levels.

Also, thanks for “reminding me” about getting my own makers marks… just fired off an inquiry… now to contemplate the artwork…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 05-02-2007 07:28 AM

I got the loom wrapped, I will be giving it a test drive soon. It sure looks nice with it wrapped and ready to go.


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