The hap stretcher finally got stained and polyurethaned. This is the first time I used an aerosol (spray) finish, and it worked well with good ventilation and lighting. A couple of coats of a stain and poly combo was followed up by a few coats of a quick-drying spray polyurethane to beef up the finish.
A while back, I bought this brown-grey mohair fleece.
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.
- 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”)