Schacht’s Standard Floor Loom has a high castle, and is available with 36″ and 45″ weaving widths. The looms with both widths work the same way, the only notable difference is the difference in weaving widths. The high castle includes a storage tray; you will also appreciate holes drilled in the top of the castle uprights for an extension lamp.
The Standard Floor Loom has an underslung jack mechanism to raise the shafts. The jacks pivot from two points equidistant from the center and lift the shafts by pushing up on the center point. Schacht employs a parallel lamm system that gives their looms a light treadling action without any adjustment of tie-up cords.
Schacht's tie-up system is quick and easy to use. Pre-measured nylon tie-up cords hang from the lamms and are attached to a treadle by sliding the appropriate cords into the treadle slot. This makes changing tie-ups very fast.
Other special features of Schacht's Standard Floor Looms include: friction-reducing aluminum shaft channels, a back beam that folds with or without a warp on the loom, removable back and breast beams, and an adjustable open-sided beater. Their braking system employs a ratchet and dog on the cloth beam and a friction brake on the warp beam—this combination gives you precise tension control at all times.
*The 4 Now-4 Later model is an 8-shaft loom shipped with 4 shafts installed and the space to add an additional 4 shafts. You can purchase a kit to add 4 shafts at a later time. These looms are shipped with all the heddles, tie-ups, and other items normally included with an 8-shaft loom.
Loom Width: the loom with the 36" weaving width is 44" wide and the loom with the 45 weaving width is 53" wide
Loom Height at the Breast Beam: 32"
Height at the High Castle: 46"
Open Loom Depth: 38"
Folded Loom Depth: 26"
Weight for the 36" 8-shaft loom: 125 lbs.
Weight for the 36" 4 Now 4 Later loom: 110 lbs.
Weight for the 45" 8-shaft loom: 141 lbs.
Weight for the 45" 4 Now 4 Later loom: 125 lbs.
The Weight of the High Castle: 10 lbs.
We have partnered with Schacht Spindle Co. to bring you a wide range of spinning and weaving supplies. Your Schacht Standard Floor Loom will be shipped directly from Schacht. We will send you a notification with your expected shipping date once Schacht has processed your order. You will receive an e-mail with tracking information once your loom has shipped and we will register your email to receive updates from the chosen delivery service for your shipment. Schacht typically takes 2-4 weeks for their orders to be processed, shipped, and delivered. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your Schacht Standard Floor Loom.
If your project is time-sensitive, please contact us regarding the current stock & shipping times. You can call us at (509) 536-7746 or send us an email at email@example.com
About Schacht Spindle Co.:
Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high-quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning Wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family-owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.