Easel Two

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Project by Woodfix posted 12-29-2015 03:23 AM 1443 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a while I have been trying to come up with a simple design to make a folding easel case for my son and nephews to make (currently 7, 8 & 9 years old). This was a complete failure in that regard. But not a bad design result. Two days of solid work in the shop and this is the outcome.

My sister (pictured) claimed dibs on it straight away although she already has a easel that I made for her a few years ago.

It is made to fold up to carry some art materials. But I did not extend the slots far enough down to cater for canvasses in the landscape orientation. Also, next time I will turn the handle to give it a more tactile carrying handle.

A simple cord and twisting toggle is used to hold the case shut when being carried.

My sister has been told that I have to keep it for the time being to use as the template for the next version. Not sure if I will get away with that, she has already marked as her own with some over zealous paint strokes.

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 03:29 AM

Looks like a great design,nicely done.


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#2 posted 12-29-2015 11:33 AM

Sounds like you have a winner.

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 09:07 PM

Very neat design, Woodfix!!

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#4 posted 01-03-2016 07:06 AM

very cool – any plans you can post?

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