Hi everyone - a question from a very new weaver. I am looking at tabletop warping mills due to shoulder/arm issues. Wow they are pricey! (I’m in the UK, and they seem even pricier here!).
The Ashford one seems the most affordable - does anyone know if it can be easily dismantled for stowing away when not in use? Are there major benefits to the pricier Harrisville, Louet, Leclerc, etc? I know the Harrisville has a brake system - is that very, very useful (as in an extra £100 useful)? Leclerc is an additional £200 over the Ashford… Louet is about the same as Harrisville. Are they worth the price difference? There also seems to be a shortage of them all round for purchasing, and I have only seen one huge floor one available pre-loved.
Any suggestions or recommendations greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hi Carley - I don't have an Ashford tabletop warping mill, and since no one else has piped in - maybe you could email Ashford themselves with your question. I'm certain they will be happy to help you.
I know that this post is a month old and you may have already bought a warping mill, but I just wanted to mention that the Leclerc table mill has a simple braking function that could be added to many wood mills. It's a locking pin that drops through a small hold drilled through one of the rotating arms and into a matching hole in the base, preventing the mill from rotating when you're chaining your warp.
Here's a link to an ad with a picture https://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/weave/warp.htm
Hope this helps