Easel 2, 3 & 4

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Project by Woodfix posted 06-12-2016 05:22 AM 1878 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Easel 2 came to being as an exercise in trying to design a simple project for my son to make. But as soon as my younger sister saw it, she thought I had made it for her. But as my template I could not give it up, so I promised the next one would be hers. Well, just before I finished it, my older sister came to visit and when shown to her, she commented “you do know its my birthday next don’t you”. And hence version 3 was born. Each with subtle differerences.

The major difference is the depth of the slots at the top. E2’s is just too short for putting a landscape frame onto (I really should fix it). Other changes revolve around removing the screw fixings used on E2, for joinery. And lastly, E4 has some detail such as the laminated and turned handle, and the distinct Red Cedar reinforcing of the mitres.

I would like to add an E5 to the collection. A likely improvement would be to get rid of the brass locking brace, in favour of a wooden brace. This at least would be cheaper as the brass one is around $8 and is the single largest cost for the build.

Hope you like it.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

6 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-12-2016 07:02 AM

Very proffesionaly done and realy good looking.Interesting details it has.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-12-2016 07:59 AM

Amazing easels Widdle.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-12-2016 12:18 PM

Very attractive easels!! Nice job on them and they just keep getting better!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-12-2016 02:01 PM

nice work

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 06-14-2016 12:15 PM

Nice concept and end result. Easy to store, carry and use. What more can you ask for.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 06-14-2016 05:57 PM

Good thinking.
Now paint time.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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