Two sided blackboard easel

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Project by Scott posted 12-31-2012 07:00 PM 2519 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chalkboard easel using three 1×3 8-foot dimensional pine boards, along with 1/4 inch luan plywood which is very smooth. Then I painted the plywood with primer and two coats of blackboard paint. The pine makes it lighter and more easy to carry. It is 4 feet high by 2 feet wide, with blackboard on both sides.

The plywood sits in a groove all around the frame, made using my shop made edge guide for the router:

The joints are mortise and tenon, which I created using my shop made router jigs MortiseMeister:
and TenonMeister:

I volunteer for a non-profit called Farmer Foodshare which connects people who grow food with people who need food. They need some easels for their donation stations, so now I need to fabricate four more!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 07:29 PM

Scott Beautiful work, and for a good cause, keep up the great work, thanks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 07:43 PM

Thanks Pete!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 09:48 PM

Scott, Nice work on the easel and a good cause.
Very Funny pic.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 09:59 PM

Thanks, my dogs need some schoolin !

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 07:38 AM

Nice job. Great pic :)

-- Dave -

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 02:46 PM

Great project for a great cause. Keep it up!


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