We got the loom repaired but it hasn't been used due to all my time and energy going into setting up and running a business for the past 4 years (YarnMaker).
However, this month Sue Foulkes is running a band weaving workshop for the Yahoo list "Braids and Bands" on behalf of the Braid Society and she got in touch to ask about the Henning loom.
Link here to the Braids and Bands list homepage.
I did hope to make a pdf for the workshop about the loom, but I did not anticipate that shortly after discussing this with Sue one of our cats would be taken poorly with a tail wound and that after nursing her for a week she would have to have most of her tail amputated and then I would be nursing a cat recovering from a serious operation! She's doing very well now, and due to have stitches out on Tuesday, at which point she will also be liberated from the large plastic bucket collar and life should get back to normal.
So, to the loom, as it looks today.
It had certainly been used for some part of its life and banging of the beater had shaken it apart at the joints. It had to be taken apart and all the joints re-glued. Then we added buffers (A) for the beater with rubbers (B) to reduce the impact.