Monday, August 11, 2014


The Evertite stock has been replenished, now up 29" in stock.  For those who don't know Evertites or wonder why some swear by them the secret is in the picture below.  When your canvas gets saggy you take your T tool and with a simple adjustment Voila your piece is tight again.  I like it because when you mount a piece you make it as taunt as possible, but then with a tiny adjustment you can make it of so taunt, tighter than you could by hand in most cases.

For those who don't like to eyeball it, there's a mark indicating the center of each bar so you know where to put your first tack or staple.

And now the fine folks at Evertite are making FLAT head Primo tacks.  Before the Promo's were always domed and many like the Grande tacks or small brass tacks since these were flat, but Evertite caught on and now offer flat tops too.  I think they are a bit less expensive than the Grande's too, similar in price but you get a whole lot more.  $5.00 for 65 tacks, made in Germany.

(lots of college mini socks by Kathy Schenkel since were at that time of kids returning to school.  Johns Hopkins here where my daughter will be a freshman).

If your going to have Evertites you need to have the "T" tool to the "L".  The T tool is 6.50 and hard to loose with the yellow handle plus it has a bit of heft to it.  The L tool is much smaller ($3.50) , a nice option if you have a small tool pouch to take on the go. Also shown are the dock magnets.  Singles ($8) and Doubles ($12). Picture at the bottom shows how the block hangs over your Evertite frame and is great for keeping needles etc handy including an L tool.  The scissors below are some of my favorites from Access Commodities, inexpensive, pointy and sharp; and easy to justify having several pair.  I do have one pair of the Slice tweezers  ($20.) with more on the way.  These are terrific, super pointy, fat and grippy so their so easy to hold. and can't spin or twist in your grip.

This is a single dock.

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