Fixing the dobby bar holes when the pegs fall out: All credit to my husband who recommended this easy fix.
–Lay the bars out on plastic wrap or aluminum foil (this will make sense, I promise) No pegs, but peg side up.
–Add a good drop of Elmers glue into the hole and then insert a peg. Do this for all the holes that are loose (I did all of mine)
–Set aside until the glue has set up–about a day.
–Unscrew the pegs and peel the bars off.
Voila! Ready to weave.
Yes, the bars can be replaced. AVL will make them. I ordered a set in August and received them yesterday. I also know that Bruce at Purrington Looms planned to make the bars, but I haven’t followed up with him.