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Half-lap joinery for a Painters Easel.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1255 days ago 2122 reads 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The easel was made from recycled silky oak….using half-lap joinery as seen here.

Half- lap is where material is remove to half the depth of each piece and then fitted together…

I used my new SCMS and set the depth on the micro adjustment screw.. fairly quick… and I was able to make the angled scarfs easily enough…

I used a spacer to move the timber away from the fence so I could get the cut right across.

I used glue and clamps.. then drilled out a 1/2 inch hole and inserted a dowel.. for strength and design…

Through slots were cut on the new Incra Router Table…

Adjustable supports ride up and down on the central post and are tightened using a t-nut and knob set up..

Rear leg is hinged and a chain was added. One coat of marine varnish. Hand rubbed wax.

Final touch was made using a pencil taped to a block of wood… I then set the easel on the bench and ran the pencil around each leg to mark the angles to cut so the legs would sit flat on the floor..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



13 comments so far

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Wes Giesbrecht

153 posts in 1413 days


#1 posted 1255 days ago

Now that’s a damn decent looking easel!

I’m quite fond of half lap joints myself.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 1255 days ago

Hi Larry.

That marine varnish sure brings out the grain eh?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 1254 days ago

You are the king of compound joinery!! Nice easel!! Beautiful lumber!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1254 days ago

Nice Larry.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1254 days ago

Came out great mate!

-- Having fun...Eric

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lanwater

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#6 posted 1254 days ago

It looks nice Larry.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 1254 days ago

COOL design & function!

Looks so simple too!

Thank you very much!

One day, when I get serious about painting, I’ll make one of those!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1254 days ago

Nice looking easel, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1254 days ago

Nice. The end product looks very nice indeed.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#10 posted 1254 days ago

Thanks for the comments folks…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Karson

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#11 posted 1254 days ago

A nice touch. Great build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dave

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#12 posted 1253 days ago

Great project. Thanks for recycling. ok

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#13 posted 1252 days ago

Well done Larry. Looks better than the expensive pro ones and it’s your first to boot. I’m really impressed. Your customer is bound to be happy with this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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