Here I will add information as I think of it, that you may find useful if you are new to barn looms and weaving in general. If you are an experienced weaver and barn loom enthusiast, feel free to add helpful hints to what I post here.
Along with the loom and it’s parts, comes weaving tools and they span a broad range. A temple is very effective when used properly and I prefer to weave all of my textiles with one. Here is a video that will explain why. There is a short follow up video also, that will give you a better view of the selvedge threads and how the temple works.