I have my home built drawloom up and running! Here are some pictures of the loom and the weaving. Since it was my first warp, I used a strong 5/2 cotton rather than linen, but linen is my eventual goal. I also put on a short (for a drawloom) warp of 7 yards. For this warp I'm just going to play with it and try out things. So far I've only tried the shaft draw system since I only added the single unit draw system over the weekend. I need to design a pattern and then try it.
My plan is to keep this set up as a draw loom and tie new warps onto the old warps to avoid the whole setup piece of the work, which is considerable. I also want to add a lashes system, and I want them all to work at the same time. I haven't figured out how that third part (the lashes) will coexist with the rest yet, but I will.
The drawloom was added to my Varpapuu. I built everything, including the 8 harness damask pulleys and the lingos.
Along the way I discovered a lot of resources for doing this inexpensively, but I haven't yet added up the total cost. I do know the cost if purchased would be around $3000.