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Realization of an adjustable batik frame

If you are seduced by the art of batik, a special frame is essential to you; we show you here how to make it cheaply.

Necessary material

  • Metre
  • square
  • Trusquin
  • Square tip
  • Clamps
  • Handsaw
  • Circular saw
  • Hand spin
  • Drill
  • chisel
  • Mallet
  • Abrasier

Steps

  1. Tracing cuts
  2. Realization of tenons and mortises

Tracing cuts

Trace the depth of the cuts

Trace the depth of the cuts

1. Particular attention will be paid to the accuracy of the tracing. Here we trace to the truscan the depth of the notches (1 cm). Diagram of the batik frame.

Plot the spacing of the adjustment notches

Plot the spacing of the adjustment notches

2. Adjustment notches shall be spaced 3 cm apart. Their width must be equivalent to that of the cleats (here, 2 cm).

Trace with a point

Trace with a point

3. For an exact tracing of the cheeks of the notches, guide yourself on a square, and draw with a point.

Hatch the parts to be removed

Hatch the parts to be removed

4. By hatching the parts to be removed, you will make the sawing operation more convenient.

Cutting

Make the cuts

Make the cuts

5. The notches are made with a circular saw with ocular hub. The amplitude of the oscillation here being only 1 cm, it will be repeated twice.

Correct the ends of the cleats

Correct the ends of the cleats

6. Trim the end of the cleats to the circular saw (in the fixed position), taking several pieces at a time.

Inserting the locking bolt

Trace the location of the locking bolts

Trace the location of the locking bolts

7. Determine the location of the hole required for the locking bolt by drawing the diagonals.

Prime the hole

Prime the hole

8. Prime the hole with a square point or, better still, with a small hand twist.

Use a vertical drilling stand

Use a vertical drilling stand

9. For good accuracy, use a vertical drill stand.

Realization of tenons and mortises

Draw with a truscan

Draw with a truscan

10. Trussing of tenons and mortises. The truscan is set at one third of the thickness of the cleats.

Make the shoulder of the tenons

Make the shoulder of the tenons

11. The shoulder of the tenons is made with a circular saw. Be careful to adjust the depth of cut!

Saw at 45°

Saw at 45°

12. Saw at 45° on one side, then flip the workpiece (either a tenon or a mortise).

Finish the sawing

Finish the sawing

13. Finish sawing this way, to eliminate the remaining small triangle (see diagram).

Clear the mortise

Clear the mortise

14. You will use a chisel to clear the mortise (knock with a wooden mallet).

Assembly and finishes

Adjust the notches

Adjust the notches

15. The fit of the cuts must be good. Finish with sandpaper or, as here, with the Abracier.

Batik frame finished

Batik frame finished

16. Your batik frame is finished. Its adjustment possibilities are multiple and will allow you to work on pieces of fabric of good dimensions.

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