Select pine canvas frame stock wood
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Quality begins In House with my custom hand made canvas frames.
Frames begin with select pine stock measuring .75 inches thick
by 1.5 inches.
Pine stock being cut on 45 degree angle to length.
All mitered angles sanded for perfect frame fit.
Corners drilled for bamboo dowel pinning.
Canvas frame set in wooden holding jig set to final size.
Canvas frame in wooden jig squared up then clamped to secure
movement.
Bamboo dowel pin cut to length at 3"
All corners glued and bamboo doweled for extra strength.
All canvas frames are masonite backed now, some of my first paintings
are not masonite backed.
All frames are hand stretched and stapled for maximum quality.
Just another view of stapling after canvas has been trimmed.
Each canvas is triple primed with Gesso and sanded between each coat.
When a painting is completed, a Certificate of Authenticity is applied to
back of painting.
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Murray of Scotland family creast and shield
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Murrays family crest and shield, contry of Scotland
Pine stock being cut to length on table saw
Pine stock being sanded to length
Pine stock being drilled for bamboo dowels
Canvas frame in holding jig
Canvas frame being squared in holding jig
Bamboo dowel cut to 3 inch length
Insertion of bamboo dowel in canvas frame
Canvas frames showing masonite backing
Canvas frames being hand stretched and hand stapled
Trimmed canvas stapling view
Canvas after triple Gesso priming and sanding
Authenticity Certification applied after finished artwork completed
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