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Charlie said:So I just finished off an Elizabeth Taylor daybill last weekend. :^oAnd have a perfect example to show you Aussies...So this is a daybill frame where a linenbacked poster has been cut down. This one is jointed with pocket screws. I can talk more about making the frames in another post.I remove old linen and paper before putting on the new canvas. I have in the past not done this and it always comes back to bite me. Here I made a slit to manually rip the canvas off the frame.Old canvas off, now to clean up the remaining masa from the last backing.If you leave this on here, it can get under the masa or the poster and cause bumps. Worse it comes off and you don't see it in time.With all that removed, these are the tools I use. An air compressor, finish nailer (w/ staples), and staples. PSI set around 55 - you don't want the staples to go through the masa.Here I have loosely fit the cotton canvas (12oz unprimed) over the frame. I usually leave an inch to inch & a half over hang for grabbing onto.I've pinned the canvas on two sides and trimed it. You can measure, but this is faster. Got my gloves out!Here I have pinned all four sides and I am ready to stretch the canvas. I had Mrs. S video the next part.And viola! A stretched canvas ready for Matt's daybill...
This Vintage Movie Poster Forum is powered by some old cinema posters, the flame retardant properties of a Top Gun Daybill, and a
British Quad which has been folded just the right amount of times and shoved under one of the corners to stop the place from wobbling.