Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hap Stretcher: Modifications

When building the hap stretcher, I deviated a bit from the construction instructions since the supplies available here were slightly different from those in the materials list.

Material mods

  • 4 lengths of select pine (1-2-6), i.e. 6’ long, 1-1/2” wide, and 3/4” deep
  • 4 round wood knobs (1.5-inch)
  • 72 dowel pins (1/4″ x 1-1/4”)
  • 4 hex bolts (1/4″-28 x 1-1/4″), i.e. a 1-1/4” long bolt with a 1/4” diameter and a fine thread
  • 4 hex nuts (1/4”)

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Current Projects: More on Haps

There are now four haps projects in progress.

The first is unchanged. Ends still need woven in and blocking still needs to happen for the Hansel hap.

The hap stretcher is well on its way. All that is left is a light sanding of any glue that didn’t get wiped off when putting in the dowel pins and a coating of polyurethane. I made modifications to the original construction instructions based on the materials that were available and will post the mods here on the blog when I get a chance.

Dry fit of hap stretcher

Dry fit of hap stretcher

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