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Piece by piece What is this, you ask? I think my aunt is still asking herself t…

Piece by piece

What is this, you ask? I think my aunt is still asking herself that. And it was a gift for her… It is an adjustable canvas frame.
Clear as mud, right?

My aunt used to spend the winter in a warmer climate. One of her hobbies is painting. Bringing fully mounted canvases back however proved to be a bit of a pain.
This is meant as a temporary, adjustable frame that she would clamp her canvas into, paint and then remove the canvas again. She would then be able to roll up the canvas and bring it back home. Along with any other paintings she had completed during their stay.
I have no idea if this actually works because I don’t think she ever used it.
I made sure to use screws they would have a screw driver for, along with T-nuts. There is a good chance using just screws may not hold well enough for the inward pressure from the canvas and applying the paint to it. But who knows, maybe I’m wrong.
Looking at the pictures it took me a minute to remember what the cable was for. The entire concept stems from the round embroidery frames. Except it needed to be square and for different sizes. So I only made an outside frame for the corners. And to be able to apply pressure I fed a cable around it and used an adjustable ring clamp to be able to tighten everything.
Since this is my first “invention”, should anyone decide to use it, at least give me some credit. (2014-10)
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