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Assembling The Cricket Loom

The Cricket Loom is a tabletop loom produced by the Schacht Spindle Company.

Assembling The Cricket Loom

Follow these instructions to assemble the Cricket Loom in preparation for a weaving project.



Step #1:

  • Line up the looms sides parallel and with the ratchet dogs on the right and outside the loom.
  • Place the front and back beams between the sides and secure with the 1-1/2" screws.

Step #2:

  • Working from the outside, insert the non-gear ends of the warp and cloth beams through the holes in the right side of theh loom, then into the holes in the left side of the loom.
  • Place a fender washer on each 1" screw and secure the warp and cloth beams on the left side of the loom.
  • Flip the ratchet dogs over so they sit on top of the gears.

Dale Dougherty

I'm founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I'm Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

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