Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tilt Stand Assembled

First, the stuff on the floor is because my new kitten has discovered my knitting room :) She loves it in here :) This is a view from the back looking down. You can see that the long lid holding hooky things slip through the holes after you insert the legs into the holders for them and the wing nuts hold them on. (it's probably easier to understand this if you have the stand in front of you). These dual function bolts act as the lid holder and the 2 bolts that hold the whole unit together.This view shows how the bolts go together and one of the L shaped levers that loosen and tighten up to allow the tilt of the bar. (There are 2, the second one just blended into the black color of the stand in the photo). If they are tight, keep working them until they comes loose. It's kind of startling when it first moves, but don't worry, it will hold itself together. This shot shows the position that I like to have it set in when I'm not using the ribber. You can see the angle of the bar on the end. When the flat part of the bar is parallel to the floor, the main bed of machine is at a slant and the ribber is moved more upwards so you can knit with it.

Another shot of the tilt in the bar. You use 4 clamps to hook your ribber and main bed machine to the stand. The S clamps are mounted to the bar and the main bed. My Toyota ribber has brackets that fold down from the back and they are clamped to the bar with the C clamps, but you will follow the instructions in the manual for your knitter and ribber to mount it to the set up stand.

Hope the helps :)

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At 5:36 PM , Blogger Old Crone said...

Thank you so much for this. I finally dug my 30 year old machine out and decided to use it after 15+ years. I'd totally forgotten how to put the stand together and I was afraid of it. It's amazing how much skill you loose. It used to be soooo easy. I made some beautiful things back then. I want it to be easy again. I wish there were still shops around to go to for advise.


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