My wife Lisa and I recently got into weaving and wanted a larger heddle loom than the small one I bought her for Christmas. After a search on Thingiverse I found this excellent design from user ten16. It utilizes 3D printed parts and wood dowels in it’s construction and it can be built as wide and long as you wish. There were no instructions for assembly (other than a few pictures) so I thought it would make for a good step by step project video on my YouTube channel.
Here is a list of dowel sizes and lengths to build a 16″ x 30″ loom like the one in my video:
4 pieces 16 7/8″
2 pieces 2 1/8″
2 pieces 2 1/2″
2 pieces 30″
2 pieces 17 7/8″
1 piece 16″
1 piece 16 1/2″
60 #6 x 1/2″ counter sink wood screws
I used PLA for the heddles printed at 205C with a bed temperature of 70C and a 50% infill in draft quality.
All other pieces were printed with PETG at 235C, bed 70C, 20% infill except for the retaining rings and winding braces which were printed at 100% infill for extra strength.
Thingiverse project page:
There is a donate link on the Thingiverse page if you are so inclined: