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Project by Roger posted 02-08-2015 12:36 AM 1815 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothin fancy, but anyhoo; These are wood…................well, sorta. MDF that will be painted eventually. Out of the “scrap” pile, they’re 4×3x3/4”. The grove is about 7/16 deep and 11/16 wide. FYI, I’d experiment with whatever thicknesses of canvas’ that you have, because they very a little bit, and the depth and width of the slot is a lil finicky. I did have a canvas that was so thin, I just used a few playing cards in the back to “shim” it up so the canvas would stand. I also just rounded the edges off on the router table. They will hold a variety of sizes, and take up very little space. These will work fantastic when a painter needs to set up a lot of paintings. Thnx for stoppin in, and, well, u know the drill, any good/bad/ugly thoughts will be appreciated.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 12:43 AM

Great idea brother. By the way, who painted those pieces? Actually quite good!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 12:51 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Maybe you will need to install some more of those floating shelves

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 12:55 AM

That’s a neat idea! BTW, looks like you got that FastCap “finger” stuck in your ear ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 01:02 AM

Super idea Roger. Like the paintings as well.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 01:14 AM

very cool idea

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 01:21 AM

Roger, I didn’t know you could also use the fast cap thingy for cleaning out ear wax…good tip.
the paintings are really nice. Didja’ paint them?

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 01:28 AM

Now that’s a simple cool solution and I like the paintings as well…...Roger – you da man…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 02-08-2015 01:38 AM

Thnx folks. The wife is the “Picasso” of the family. She’s really good. I’m not conceited, but, she does have that painting talent. I have been chuckling while typing this. That’s not the FastCap finger in me ear, that’s a pair o ear plugs like Mr. George Vondriska uses over there at Popular Woodworking. I always liked the idea of them, so, I finally bought it. I had some kind of discount from something else I think, and they only cost me about 8 bux. I like em. They’re light, can hang on my neck where they’re handy. Only got em tangled up in my beard once….........................well, twice,....................well, maybe 3 times… :) It does look a bit like the finger tho

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 02-08-2015 01:52 AM

Those are cool lil picture and painting holders. I think your wife does nicer work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 02:10 AM

Lookin’ good from here. Should work well except in high winds and earth quakes ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 02-08-2015 02:25 AM

Simple ideas work best! Nice work Roger!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#12 posted 02-08-2015 10:02 AM

Yes, a great idea Roger. I love that blue painting, it reminded me of a night photo I took while in Sweden last year overlooking the Umeå river in Lycksele, Sweden. The two are so similar that I couldn’t resist posting it here. I hope you will show it to your wife.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-08-2015 12:43 PM

I looked at the paintings and Smiled thinking maybe Roger paints also. Well now that you told us your wife is the artist I’m back to say those painting are beautiful and I love the colors. Maybe she could paint Mikes photo, Umeå river in Lycksele, Sweden… beautiful as well.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 02-08-2015 12:54 PM

Outstanding…(paintings that is)...LOL

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#15 posted 02-08-2015 01:14 PM

Those are wonderfully unobtrusive painting displays, Roger. And, it’s not a ‘scrap’ bin…it’s a ‘cut off’ bin.
Thanks for sharing your wife’s beautiful art.

-- God bless, Candy

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