I’m so proud of myself! I’ve been sawing, chiseling, drilling, hammering, stapling, and – er – using a screwdriver! This is all new stuff for cack-handed me. And only the one incident. I didn’t know that drills could go round the wrong way. Never mind, the drill bit managed to burn its way through the wood with all the friction, and I love the smell of woodsmoke.
Here is my first home made canvas stretcher. I’m now sizing it with PVA, and will then prime with emulsion before I can paint on it.