I have been learning to weave and just bought a used standard 47″ Glimakra countermarch loom. It came with a homemade raddle and I would like to use it. The raddles are nailed into a flat board about 3″ wide and could easily sit on the “board” directly above the warping beam but I don’t think that helps me in winding onto the warp beam. I was wondering if you could make a suggestion as to where to place the raddle.
I personally like my raddle between the harnesses and thread beam with the lease sticks in between like you see in 1.2.2 – Warping a Counter-balanced Loom, short silk warp. Imagine taking two narrow boards that are running through the loom from front to back. Sitting on the beater at the front and then sitting on the thread beam at the back. You would have one on each side of the loom. Then you could clamp that raddle to those sticks. You would have to secure it somehow so the whole thing wasn’t wobbly. Your other option would be to cut the sides of the raddle board down so it was narrower, not 3″ but maybe 1″. Then you could clamp it to the harnesses like I do on my counter-balance. I hope this helps.