Louet weaving loom David-3

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The third generation David

David III, the third generation of David loom from Louët has been even further improved in many ways.   Below we describe the details of the improvements of the David 3.

First, the unique system that creates our large sinking shed: The shaft height is adjusted by a more precise lam connection resulting in improvement in the forming of the progressive shed.

The David has a single set of lams that connect to the treadles and shaft movement is only in one direction, downward.  The shed of the David III has similarities with a counter-march shed: The warp threads are pulled both upwards and downwards, just as with a countermarch loom, so that an optimal shed is created.

In the rest position all shafts and thus the entire warp are pulled up by the springs. Depressing a treadle pulls down the tied-up shafts and thus part of the warp.

When a treadle is depressed, the springs of the tied-up shafts are stretched. Generally, more force is required the more you stretch a spring. With the David, that spring force transfers through the unique cam discs. During their rotation, the force required to depress a treadle reduces.  The result: Only in their highest position the shafts are pulled up considerably and when you press a treadle you will notice the opposite of what you are used to: The further you press a pedal, the lighter it is and the weight of your leg is sufficient to keep the shed open.

So the David has the shed of a counter-march, with a simpler tie-up system. Tie-ups are easy.  Tie-up cords remain permanently attached to the lams and can then be moved across the lam to the appropriate treadle, at which point you only have to hook the cord to the screw head.

A full list of improvements can be found here:
Sturdier frame
It has a sturdier frame: the front posts, the main uprights and the foot rail are 27 mm thick (was 21 mm).
Standing beater
Standing beater, with a hinge point close to the floor, the result is smooth movement and a favorable pivot radius to strike the fell line.
Advance lever
We have added a new cloth beam advance lever. It has a magnet that holds the pawl in the ratchet wheel, allowing you to advance more fabric with one movement of the handle.
Breast beam
The breast beam has countersunk holes to make it easier to mount the beam on the front posts.
Tension brake on the warp beam
The tension brake on the warp beam is no longer an accessory, but standard. The brake disc is much larger and is now also a crank handle with which you can wind on your warp. The handle rotates in the disc, not in your hand.
Folding the David is easier and there are no loose parts that can get lost.
Wooden raddle covers
We include two wooden raddle covers that you can slide over the raddle.   These are useful for inserting the warp threads into the raddle and then they close the raddle when winding on your warp.
Hinge hooks
The hinge hooks of the beater are mounted on the loom and not on the beater uprights.  This makes it easier to remove and replace the beater.
Warp beam and the cloth beam 
The warp beam and the cloth beam have a larger diameter.   This requires fewer revolutions to wind your warp beam and therefore less tension discrepancies in the warp threads. The sectional warp kit now has space for 4 bars that attach to the warp beam, instead of 3. This improves assembly and function.
Tie-up cords
The tie-up cords for the treadles are permanently connected to the lams and can be moved above the treadles where you need them. The screw heads on the treadles are slightly smaller, making it easier to hook on the cords.
Adjust the shaft height 
You can now adjust the shaft height with a knurled nut and the horizontal adjustment with a screw. Therefore the small texsolv pins in the cords are no longer needed.
Side clamps
Two side clamps are included and useful when setting up and threading the warp.
Instructions to dress the loom
In addition to the assembly instructions, there are instructions on how to dress the loom.


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