Loom With Combs

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Introduction: Loom With Combs

There are many ways to make a loom to make beautiful neat thread, necklaces or other types of accessories, with different types of colors and shapes in beads, thread, wool or whatever material we choose to make accessories.
This way of making a loom is very economical and practical to make, we can do it with materials that we usually have at home and it will make it very easy to make an accessory.

Step 1:

Materials

1. Wooden board 18cm x 33 cm
4. 14.5cm x 1.5cm wooden sticks
2. hair combs
8. screws
2. Small screws
4. nails
1. drill
1. meter
1. hammer
1. sandpaper

Step 2: Cut and Sand

The first thing we will do is to price a board of any type of wood, I chose plywood, 18 cm x 33 cm, this measurement is used for a small loom to make handles and necklaces, although it can be made larger according to the needs.

After cutting the board we proceed to sand with a soft sandpaper, this process is so that the surface is smooth and level, if we want to paint or varnish it this will make the paint have a better finish, in my case leave the natural wood, already that I liked its natural veins

Step 3: Place the Comb

For my part I had two tail combs, since the teeth of this are very fine, but you can use other types of combs that we have, cut the handle of the comb since this will not be useful for the loom.

We will place the comb centered on top of one of the cut sticks leaving 2 cm on each side, then with two nails we will glue the comb to one of the wooden sticks.

We will do this with the 2 combs on two of the 4 wooden sticks.

Step 4:

The next thing will be to cut 4 wooden sticks of 14.5cm x 1 cm x 1 ½ cm

After we cut the 4 wooden sticks, with the help of a drill we will make two holes in 2 of the wooden sticks, these will be made leaving the measurement of 2 cm on each side.

Step 5:

The next step will be to take one of the sticks that the comb has and a stick to which 2 holes were opened with the drill to join them.

Following this, what we will do is insert 2 screws through the holes that have already been made until the tip of the screw appears, and then we will take the other stick with the comb and measure with the tips of the screws, held with our hands and when once they are well even, the screwing will be completed by joining the two sticks and leaving the comb in the middle.

Step 6:

This process will be followed with the other two wooden sticks, in order to obtain two equal pairs that will be placed at each end.

Step 7:

Then take the table and center the sticks already assembled with the combs, leaving 5 cm on each side, with the help of a pencil trace where the wooden sticks end, in order to know where to make the holes with the drill to join the sticks with the combs to the table.

Step 8:

After centering and leaving 5 cm on each side, screw 4 screws underneath to assemble the pieces made with the combs to the board.

Step 9:

To finish, we center and screw a small screw halfway, which will help us to tie and tighten the threads, the Nylon or any fiber that we want to use to make different fabrics for Neat thread or necklaces.

Step 10:

I will leave an example with colored yarn so that you can see how the fibers are tied to start knitting beautiful handles or any type of woven accessory that we want to make.

This is a very easy and practical loom to make.

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    11 Comments

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    costumer341
    costumer341

    6 days ago on Step 10

    LOVE IT! It also looks like it's a good "take it with you" loom away from home that fits into a suitcase.

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    DO8
    DO8

    6 days ago

    I'm thinking if the board were painted a certain color as a background and not busy like natural wood is, that it would give better contrast to the work you're doing. Nice job!

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    Kaibosh
    Kaibosh

    6 days ago

    Using a comb for this is so obvious once you've seen it - not not something I'd have ever come up with on my own! Cheers!

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    michael_sims
    michael_sims

    7 days ago

    Another option could be a stainless steel lice comb, they are available for both pet and human lice. The advantage being they are strong with very fine teeth. Should be available from pet shops or pharmacies.

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    TeddiB
    TeddiB

    7 days ago on Step 10

    This an amazing idea! Using a wide toothed comb or pick would a great way to teach preschoolers, too.

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    cqgd
    cqgd

    7 days ago

    Very clever!

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    16 days ago

    What a neat idea! :D

    How is the tension with the plastic combs? Have you had any issues with the plastic teeth breaking?

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    sokamon
    sokamon

    Reply 16 days ago

    Thank you 😁
    I have not had problems or breaks in the teeth of the comb, and in terms of tension, the rear screw makes the greatest tension since in that screw the threads are tied and tensioned from screw to screw, the function of the combs is to act as guides for the threads.

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    BruceM66
    BruceM66

    Reply 8 days ago

    Here's an idea for adjusting the tension and increasing the length that you're able to weave.

    Instead of looping the thread around the screw on the far side of the loom, loop it through a washer or a metal ring. With a string tied to the washer, pull the looped threads snug under the loom, and tie the string to the screw on the front of the loom.

    Then, when the threads tighten as you weave, you can let out some slack with the washer string.

    When your weave approaches the rear comb you can release the washer string, unhook the threads from the front screw, and pull the woven section toward you (but not past the comb). Then gently press the woven section down on the front comb, carefully working the teeth between the weave. Then, take up the slack with the washer string, and continue weaving.

    If you wanted, you could even use a washer and string on the front, and loop it under to the rear screw.

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    rnjenny
    rnjenny

    12 days ago

    I thought this was brilliant. and simple. The best ideas usually are.

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    octhebird
    octhebird

    14 days ago

    Very cool. Going to make this for sure. Do you have pictures of completed work on loom?