Step 5: Make the Eye & Slot Reed.
Reed with first table saw passes.
Raising the saw blade to acquire a larger slot.
With the table saw going I raise the panel and lower slowly onto the saw blade.
The rear fence maintains the horizontal position of the wood
The center mark let's me know where the saw position is.
Center mark corresponds to the markings for the slots.
File the slots to make them smooth (yarn/thread has to pass through)
Pic 6, 7, & 8
Drill holes in between each slot to create the eyes.
Pics 9 - 14 (OMIT - explained later)
Make reed pivot
(Trap 3/4" wooden dowel in a scrap piece of 2x4)
Pic 10 & 11:
Cut a grove into the dowel.
Reed with pivot on frame.
Apply a thin coat of wood glue to the insides of the slot & eye holess.
This will eliminate any rough edges and will allow the warp yarn to run smoothly through them.