Teacher's Easel

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Project by kansas posted 09-09-2009 03:46 AM 2349 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an easel for my neighbor. She needed it for school. She only wanted to use construction lumber to save money so it’s just screwed together. The bottom crossbar is dadoed to fit over the legs and I did route a groove in top edge to hold markers. frame is just grooved to hold the marker board and screwed together. I did counter bore for carriage bolts to provide for the pivot. It’s made to fit a 4×8 sheet of markerboard ripped in two. It spins around so you can use both sides. There’s a simple wood pin to hold it in place.

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 03:57 AM

I see where that would be handy to have in the shop. May have to build one for myself. Where did you find the marker board?

-- F.Little

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 03:58 AM

Looks good to me.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 04:18 AM

Pretty cool looking board.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 04:22 AM

We use 1/8” white smooth finish paneling to replace them at our school. About $13-16 a sheet at Lowes and HD. It is not magnetic, and if you scratch it the dry erase marker will not erase, but the risk is worth the cost. We then usually frame them out in 1×4 and attach a tray at the bottom with some triangle brackets if we want to get super fancy.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 04:35 AM

Awesome, and your community of kids and teachers is now “richer’ for your work

Where I live in Ontario Canada, a province where the teachers, according to Govt., stats, are ruling out the pencil, in favour of “backslapping” passed “no matter what”, where teachers “Time Off” is measured in months, not weeks, where a teacher can start at 8:00 to 8:30 am and be done their day at 2:30 pm and that day starts with a 1 hour personal “lunch time” during their 6 1/2 hour shift and another “hour” to do prep work and have all health care costs paid in perpituity, an indexed pension and not one of them has the time to “coach” kids in extraciricular activities…...and can suck back 90 grand a year?

I’ld have to say that your contribution is outstanding and I mean that

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 04:35 AM

Good show.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 04:42 AM

Really great job on the easel. Bet she loved it!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 04:12 AM

We made one of these for a client once. The paneling at HD and Lowe’s will only last so long before it gents dingy and won’t erase. I called a local lumber supplier and got them to order me actual dry erase board. It will last much longer and only cost about 10 bucks more.

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#10 posted 11-30-2010 04:15 AM

Nice job! That will last for years!

-- Wayne,Saint John,NB

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