Paint Pot Pallete

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 05-29-2012 07:54 PM 2173 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Ankaŭ legebla en Esperanto]

Here is one I made last year for my daughter. Her poster paint pots tended to topple over when she would feel like painting. I thought what would be more appropriate than a paint pot holder shaped like an artist’s palette. I took two odd pieces of wood that I had which were actually warped. I glued and clamped them face to face, concave sides facing each other. The glue up straightened out both boards and the grains matched up to appear almost book-matched. I drew out a palette shaped line and cut it with my electric handheld jig saw. Then I had to buy a forstner bit the correct size for the paint pots because the set I bought didn’t include that in-between size. Lastly I had to buy a Roman Ogee bit for my router. (did I mention I’m more or less just getting started in this endeavor?) I sanded the piece and finished it with spray acrilic satin spray. It measures about 10×14 inches and holds 24 paint pots with an extra well for stirring sticks.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 08:30 PM

Wow so cool. As a watercolour painter I might steal your design. LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 05:21 AM

I like it, the palette idea is great.

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 09:08 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 03:35 AM

That is very nice, I might have to make one for my daughter!

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 09:38 AM

Saw this on the pencil organizer project and had to look it up! Great way to ‘unwarp’ some lumber!

-- God bless, Candy

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