Cherry Frames and Easels

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Project by millzit posted 05-03-2012 07:45 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my other hobbies is oil painting. I do custom orders of people’s cars and hot rods. I don’t like to just hand over a painting, gotta have some bling. Cherry frames and easels provide just that. I added the easels because they like to display the art when they bring their cars to the strip and shows. Second pic is a close up of one of the “almost” finished paintings. Third pic kinda explains what I do. It is one of my promo paintings. I go to car shows and drag races and set up a vending booth with display paintings. These paintings were ordered last year so you can see how far behind I am. This Sunday is delivery of four….....yay! It takes 3-4 months for a painting.

OK, on to the frames and easels. Nothing special in construction, rabbit in back of frame for painting and a couple of round overs on the front. Frames are screwed to the easels from the back. 3/8” hardwood dowel for the tripod pivot point. Nice brass chains at the bottom to prevent legs from expanding too much. Clear satin poly finish over cherry stain with steel wool between coats of poly.Plans are for two ten pound checkered flag bags of sand to go on top of chains so the paintings won’t blow over in a gust of wind.

I recently made another batch of frames and easels, but this time took pics and plan on a blog soon. Sorry I haven’t been on in a while guys, been extremely busy….....

-- cut that out!

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 08:32 PM

Easels and frames look nice, the paintings are great, you’ve got a lot of talent.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 09:26 PM

All very nice. from top to bottom and sideways also. Really nice paintings also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 12:57 PM

love the hot rods…and the cherry, too!

could you make my ford f-250 pop a wheelie?

on canvas. :-)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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