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Old 10-13-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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I intend to make a canvas stretcher..I know all there is the know about canvas making,BUT..the large pieces of equipment I used to use are no longer available to me.
In place of using a frame cutting machine,I probly will use a box mitre saw. The problem is,I have no idea which tool to use as a substitute for the big staple machine that whacks inch-long staples into wooden 2x4's. Basically what I'm asking,is: what is the best and easiest way to join two pieces of wood,both cut a 45 degrees?

Sorry if my question is a bit rambly..

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If your talking about what would amount to just a picture frame out of 2 X 4's then Tite bond II and some 3" long screws, one in each corner, one in the top and one coming in from the side would work.
A Kreg Tool is another way.
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They make a gun for those corrugated fasterers if that's what you're talking about. http://www.nailgundepot.com/Senco-SC...2-Details.html
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Once you cut the four 2x4's to make the frame, You may have a problem holding them in place while you connect them.
If the total outside length is less than 15ft then a
Ratcheting Band Clamp may help.
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They make a gun for those corrugated fasterers if that's what you're talking about. http://www.nailgundepot.com/Senco-SC...2-Details.html
That'd be perfect if it wasn't so expensive..any chance I could buy the staples then just whack then in with a hammer?
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If your talking about what would amount to just a picture frame out of 2 X 4's then Tite bond II and some 3" long screws, one in each corner, one in the top and one coming in from the side would work.
A Kreg Tool is another way.
The frame would need to hold a considerable amount of tension, but your suggestion would seem to be strong enough. Thanks
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Yep---go to an old fashioned hardware store and ask for corrugated fasteners
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Yep---go to an old fashioned hardware store and ask for corrugated fasteners
Perfect!I will do that, then..thanks a bunch!
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