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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 02-21-2007 07:02 AM 2283 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up my easel for the deer panel display. Darryl made the easel and I stained it up and added the strap for the legs. I also added a strip of black walnut to cover up the screws. Also Darryl made the hanging part which he called a French connector. The 3rd pic and I hope you can see it clearly the top part is the cut he did from 2 boards. The bottom shows the one part screwed to the top of panel and the bottom board is just a spacer for when the panel is on the wall. The idea of this is to be able to hang a heavy object without the worry of coming down. The other piece will be screwed into the wall studs and then the panel will fit into the lower one. I added a picture frame which will have all the information for people to read. Just thought I would share a idea to hang a heavy object. The panel will be on the easel for display only. Hopefully a new owner will be taking it home and hanging it on a wall. *BG

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#1 posted 02-21-2007 07:25 AM

Krum, most impressive. This is the first time I gained a perspective on the size of this work. The French Connector is fairly common for situations like this. It’s the most secure way to hang heavy objects on a wall.

Nice team effort between you and Darryl.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 02-21-2007 05:10 PM

Nice Easel Krum.
The carving will look even better with a frame. My Mining Scene was hanging for a couple of years before I framed it. After framing, it seemed to make the carving much more visible. I hung my Mining Scene using the same method, most anything I make now I hang this way, like clocks or cabinets.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Cathy Krumrei

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#3 posted 02-21-2007 05:15 PM

I’m not a big person so having me stand by it isn’t going to show you the size! LOL Thanks for the nice comments. Don, hmmm that might really kick this baby off but Darryl went to Texas for some golfing. (yeah HOME ALONE! *BG) Might hold off on till he gets home and see if he can add the frame. Cool idea! Love the mining scene, after Darryl being in the mines for 35 years he can relate to that carving! Thanks again!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 02-21-2007 10:00 PM

what a team the two of you are. Very nice panel, wish I could carve like that.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 02-21-2007 10:11 PM

I second that.

I have no talent what so ever in that area… I remain in awe and envy of the carvers.

Hats off to all of you.

-- Dusty

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 06:26 AM

That is really cool. Wish I could carve. Never tried it.

-- Janice

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