Building a loom? Why not? :)
As many know or maybe not, I am building my own Swedish loom.
I have a picture here for your enjoyment. :)
The cross member you see not seeted are just stuck in part way while I work on the project. I have headle bars and fly-shuttle beater yet to build. Plus some beam holes to drill and lots and lots of sanding before it gets a finish. The beam shafts are not yet cut to length and glued into the beams. Also the pegs are not knocked in tight at this point, just for support. The breast beam is dove tailed onto the posts. The warp beam is held by 3/8" threaded road with those black aluminum tension rod nuts (patented fashener by Lee Valley) which are tightened with a 1/4" - 4" steel lever you insert in a side hole. Also a hidden wooden dowel is used below this between the two wooden members. The joints of each half are mortise and tenon. The treadles look elevated there, they are sitting on a wooden plank to keep the ends off the cement floor. The corners are on blocking for the same reason. The room there in the barn is unheated so the floor could be damp, and end grain can whick moisture. My shop is heated and the door into it is just to the right.
I think Joanne Hall was right about these large looms not needing any breaking on the warp beam. :)
Enjoy the show. :)