It's fun sneaking in my watercolors before the post (smile)
The silk screen construction and uses workshop that I was contracted to teach in less than 2 weeks only has two students. The Stamp making workshop has none. The day after these are supposed to occur I am having the same workshop except that it is a 2 day workshop at the Art Greenhouse and that workshop is full.
Here are some pics of the process in the back barn.
This is my chop saw that I use to cut the wood. I am making 14 screens 14 X 14 (outside dimension). I did all the cutting a few days ago so you can see my screws and glue on the table
This is my assembly area - an old file cabinet with a sheet of 3/8" plywood, an old gooseneck lamp and my handy dandy battery screw gun.
Here are the completed screens plus an 18X40 I want to use for silk screening scarves. This screen should cover half the scarf (14X72). Now I have to treat each screen when dry with a coat of Cabot's waterproofing compound (can't remember the name of it). This mitigates the amount of tape needed to finish the screen.
Today I applied the wood waterproofing which really stinks but eliminates the need for total coverage in tape. The screens look much neater too.
Wet frames air drying on a metal pole between to upside down rubbish cans
This is the best waterproofing product even though it really stinks. Do this outside.