I've been wanting to do this for some time. So a trip to the hardware store and now I'm extended. I wanted to do circular warping on this loom because I prefer it on small looms. I wanted to do several small works on the same warp then I thought two is better than one so double the pleasure. Now for the shedding device some simple mods were made to get it to fit on the threaded rod instead of the copper so I can reach it. Simple....wrap blue tape around the bar until it is the same thickness as the copper pipe and put wing nuts under for strength and to prevent slipping. I actually think the handle works better on the threaded area. I'm not getting any slippage or popping off. It's solid as a rock. I then moved the long connecting screw so the handle fits right on top of it. Perfection! And my shed is bigger than it has ever been on this loom. The taller warp really helps with that. I don't think I'm ever going back to short unless traveling with the loom. FYI you can purchase everything you need at the hardware store for about $16 instead of $40 plus a hefty shipping charge via Mirrix. This would work great for people that are doing the tapestry diaries. Here are some pics for you.
Shed postion 1
Shed positon 2
Her she is extended and on my easel. I have to put the loom to the left so I can use the handle for shedding. She is sooooo tall now. I love it!
Beginnings of the small tapestries...
Hand dyed wool/silk/bamboo on both pieces. A pleasure to weave with.
Notice the circular warping.... no bar. I really don't care for the bar warping method I prefer circular and that's also one reason why I extended the loom. I like to get my tension good and leave it alone without having to move the tapestry under the loom on the bar method. When weaving on my big looms that have beams and worm gears that isn't an issue but for small works I prefer circular warping over any other method that I've tried. My tension is great, my shed is big, and I have more warp to work with. What more could a tapestry weaver ask for.