Squee! I may soon be purchasing a 40-shaft, 48″ AVL Production Dobby Loom. For a very good price.
Not so squee!: it’s in Minneapolis. I would be responsible for breaking down, packing, and shipping. So I would likely have to fly out there for a blitzkrieg weekend of loom disassembly. And this is a 500-pound, 5′ x 5.5′ x 6′ monstrosity. Not to mention going to Minneapolis in winter. I’ve lived in California my entire adult life and have never driven in snow or on ice. I don’t even own a warm coat! So the prospect of Minneapolis in winter terrifies me.
Anyway, I’m doing some final legwork on whether I want to buy the loom, following which it will be a lot of logistics. Breaking it down and packing it seems daunting enough, but trying to do so in an unfamiliar city, on a short timeline? Yikes! I’ll probably have only a weekend (or a long weekend) to do it, so proper preparedness will be essential. Any advice you might have on disassembling, packing, and shipping a loom would be gratefully received.