an artist client of mine wants a canvas stretcher for a 5 foot by 8
foot painting. I know that a canvas that size is going to have a lot
of tension, so the stretcher will need some cross members. just what
size all of the parts need to be I don't know, though.
anybody here have resources for designing a stretcher frame this size?
On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:09:42 -0700, "Charles Spitzer"
Big ones do.
I posted a while ago about the two jigs I use to cut frame stretchers
and the corner joint. You can use one of the same jigs to wedge the
end of the cross member. Behind this you can use a dovetailed
half-bridle joint. There's a dovetailed dado in the frame bar and a
matching tongue on the cross member that can slide freely in this.
This avoids the need to cut the front edge of the frame bar, where the
canvas is fastened.
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 10:39:13 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
looks like I found it:
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