Making a rigid heddle loom
My real name is Denis Santerre and I live in Eddington, Maine. My handle is from a Woodland High School (Dragons) nickname. I don't want to pretend I am a weaver however during my project I did a tiny amount of weaving and I enjoyed it enough that I could see myself getting hooked.
My talented adult daughter (Binski Studio, Etsy) living in Nashville area became interested in weaving. Together during my last visit with her we made an inkle loom. She is interested in having a rigid heddle loom so set my goal at making one. I did not like any of plan I found because of my limitations so I have made my own design. I found that using the heddle block slowed me down so I designed a "hinge" heddle. I can't imagine that I am the first to think of this but I could not find any plans for this anywhere.
Because my major experience with looms is from google I would like to find someone who knows what I am doing because I certainly don't.
Is there someone in the Bangor, Maine area who I can bounce ideas off? I don't want to ship my loom to Nashville and it turn out to be a big failure. We could meet a BAM or the Maine Discovery Museum where I volunteer.
P.S. Liberty Tool has a well used floor loom if anyone is interested.