I own a counterbalance loom made in Australia by J.H.Wilson.
The loom came with an old 8 dent reed [4 inches high]; the teeth were a little bowed.
I have disassembled the old reed and have bought new half dowels and some tarred cord to make a "new"
shorter length 8 dent reed using the best of the old teeth.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to support the wooden ribs whilst coiling the tarred cord between the dents?
I have got a few ideas - but would be grateful for any practical hints that might make the job easier!
[I bought 2 new reeds in size 10 and 12 dent but these new reeds are 5" inches high
and although I have used them - somehow I do not feel that they suit the old loom.]