Here you can and see me threading the last of five cord loops through a hole in the back beam. The first four cord loops are already in place before the movie begins.
Each piece of Texsolv cord is 265 cm (104") long for a Standard loom and 250 cm (98") long for an Ideal loom. The first end of this fifth cord loop has also already been secured to the warp stick on the floor. After you watch me thread the other end of this cord through the beam I use a latch hook to create a loop in the end of the cord. I place this loop onto the warp stick on the floor and tighten it. I then pick up the tie-on bar and slide it through all five loops from the back beam. I pull the tie-on bar away from the back beam until the warp stick snugs up to the beam. I turn the crank to wrap up the new cords onto the back beam.
Be careful to cut all the cords to exactly the same length!
I am enthusiastic about this method of attaching the tie-on bar to the front and back beams for the following reasons:
The big loops make it easy to slide the tie-on bar in and out.
Each loop is an individual piece of cord that maintains even tension.
Tie-on bar stress is reduced by removing outside loops on narrow warps.
Angled cords are less likely to create grooves in your beam than straight cords.
When the angled cord is wound up onto a beam it provides a sturdy and flat surface on which to place your first revolution of warp sticks.