This will be the 2nd part of the Inkle Loom, or the completing of the Loom.
This will done at Theilman’s house. (Directions to Theilman’s house can be discovered from said person on our Facebook page.)
The information from Part 1 is below if you still need it.
Make an Inkle Loom class – Woodworking – Using Scroll Saw and Drill press for the Level 1 Beginner “The two boards and some dowels and hardware” version pictured above. More experienced woodworkers can add a router for overlap joints for a more “conjecturally period” inkle loom (difficulty rating 2.5 mostly because the joint depths have to be close to exact unless you are willing to sand a LOT).
f you shop at Lowes, Pine will work for a little while, but is not strong enough to handle the tension over time. The above poplar loom has been in service for many years. More exotic hardwoods available relatively cheaply at Pickens Hardwoods Inc. hobby wood showroom.
For a loom on which you can make trim/belts: 1 board 1×12″x24″ and 1 board 1x6x24″, and 2 hardwood dowels 3/4 inch in diameter 36″ or 48″ long are required plus a 1/4 inch 6″ carriage bolt with pronged t-nut that fits it. The oak dowels at Lowes seem to be more accurately milled than the mystery hardwood dowels. (Not much is more frustrating than seeing your 3/4 inch dowels drop through your 3/4 inch hole without resistance.)
If you plan to make wider projects like leg wraps, you will need the 1x12x24″ board, a wider base board 1x8x12 and longer hardware bolts/pronged T nuts plus your 2 dowels. The longest practical bolts with matching pronged t-nuts we have found are 7″ long. After that, tension problems require you to give up and use a box or floor loom.