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I was very happy to stumble upon this thread, as my long post suggested. Makng canvas stretchers is an immediate issue for me because my wife is a painter and I want to encourage her to work on larger canvases. I have about $100 worth of medium weight canvas on a roll in her studio, waiting for this very thing. And the wedge video is really helpful as well.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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CR1; I certainly learned something new.

Me too. I got here by searching out how to build the stretchers. I have a grand daughter who is showing enormous potential. Putting her own stretchers together and pre treating her own canvas is probably a good idea. So I set about to learn how to do it so I could teach it.

LEMETELLYA there a re a whole lot of self appointed experts on you tube telling people how to do it all wrong. They think the joinery should be fixed. And, well, once the canvas responds to a change in humidity or age the painting will look like crap coz there's no way to stretch it.

Reason I found out was those little wedges. Nobody was accounting for them. I knew something was missing from the picture. So I kept digging until I figured it out.

Now I think that purchasing stretchers is the better way to go unless the artist needs something wacky like a a trapezoid or other weird shape.
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