misaligned sectional hoops - is it a problem? what to do?
I have a 24-shaft, 24" AVL Workshop Dobby Loom. I was having problems with sectional warping, which I attributed to my inexperience, but recently I noticed that one set of sectional hoops is misaligned from the others by about 3/32 of an inch.
Could this be what is causing my problems? 3/32" is not much, but the sections are 1" wide. I found that it was difficult to wind on with an even yarn package - the yarn kept "wobbling" between the sectional dividers. But again, I'm not sure whether that was me or the loom.
I use an AVL warping wheel to wind my sections, if it matters.
If it is what's causing my problems, what's the best way to fix it? I'd fill the mounting holes with putty and try redrilling, but in my experience putty is softer than wood and so tends to "pull" the drill towards it, so it would really just redrill the previous hole, I think.
I am reluctant to order a new part from AVL as I made some modifications to the warp beam (nothign that would disturb the alignment though) and would have to redo it all over again.
So my two questions are:
(1) is this the likely cause of my sectional warping woes?
(2) What can I do to fix it?
Thanks for any input you can give -