question about setting up sectional warp beam attachment

I just added a sectional warp beam to my Glimakra standard… it came with 3 angled pieces of wood to hold the warp rod (?) in place. what is the recommended method of attaching this to the warp beam so that it does not fall out when setting up a warp?

the picture here shows it resting nicely in place….


Posted on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:31

They give you the option to sest up the sectional beam without having put those long strings into each section.  You simply tie on to your tie-on bar, sitting in those cutouts.  Then to weave the last yard, just lift the tie on bar off those cutouts. 


Posted on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:49

Thank you Joanne....

do I lash on the tie-on bar as if for a regular beam warp, with long pieces of cord so that the bar comes up behind the heddles?

when at end of weaving do the three pieces (either fall out) or are removed?

how do I start the warping process if using a tension box? and how do you keep the three pieces in place during setup? do you have any photos? or links?

Posted on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 02:37

what is recommended for dividers for the warps on Glimakra sectional beams?.. leclerc sells dividers, and some YouTube videos show them inserted after 5 turns. are they necessary? if so what material can  be used?

Posted on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:58

I've used card stock, when weaving long warps. I did a 32 yard linen warp and used them. I usually do short warps. But this was a fast 2" narrow weaving for chair webbing. It was beat firm, since webbing needs to be a tight weave, not like scarves.

Posted on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:59

The sectional beam is 32 inches around.  If you are putting on a warp that is less than 20 yards long, you may not need any separaters.

And lashing on only works when you have all the ends available.  It would be hard to do this when the ends will be covered with succeeding rounds of the warp threads.

If you look closely at the Glimakra photo, you can see that they simply tie the warp ends to the tie-on bar.  After a couple sections are full, the tie-on bar stays in place.  When you first start you can tie a string around the beam on each side to hold the tie-on bar in place.   This also holds those three wooden parts in place.  When you weave the last yard, they are not needed, so you simply remove them when you get there.

Do remember when you mount the sectional rakes that you do not cover up the beam cord holes.  You will need them for the end of the warp and for warping in the traditional way if you leave the sectional rakes on the loom.


Posted on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:13

my first project -- a twill, the warp is 40 epi, with 2 ends per heddle and 4 ends per dent in a 10 dent reed, and the fiber is a mix of 8/2 and 10/2 (as per client request). a total of 50 yards is needed (but has allowable cuts at 16, 16, and 18 yards). It is estimated that I have to wind on about 64 yards for takeup and loom waste. Do you think there is enough room on the beam for that much, or should i do enough for 32 (2x16) yards, and then tie on another 18 yards?

Posted on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:57

Yes, there is space for a 64 yard warp.  The Glimakra sectional rakes are very tall.  The Glimakra tension box has two reeds so that the warp goes on very smooth and flat.  And, there is a cross maker, so, as in the photo, you can keep the cross.  I see that the photo is not up yet on the Glimakra USA site, so check the Glimakra site.