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Project by Maclegno posted 02-05-2010 03:12 AM 2123 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a design I found in an old UK woodworking magazine “WOOD”
Its made of Cherry and this one is 14” high, makes an elegant, prestigious gift
This is a nice way to show your favourite photograph (mine usually has a photo of my daughter age 3)
If anyone is interested I can furnish more detail.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy





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finns

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 03:26 AM

That is a great idea. Nice work

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Rev_John

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 04:56 AM

That looks great, I would love to have the plans. Thanks

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 06:13 AM

great looking easel…. I too would love to see the plans posted…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 11:59 AM

Beautiful stand Gerard. I especially like the way you did those dovetails. The finish is really outstanding too. A great gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Maclegno

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 05:27 PM

Thank you Mike, as always your remarks are fair, succinct and insightful (not for you Awesome! or Cool! LOL)

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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Maclegno

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 05:30 PM

As promised:
When I made mine I made a couple of mistakes and a couple of changes, so nothing wrong with your eyesight LOL

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-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 05:18 AM

nice well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 10:00 PM

Nice idea!! Looks great!!

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 01:05 AM

Nice little easel
I will remmember this
for the future

Dennis

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 03:15 AM

nice i have to make a few of these. thanks for the post.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Rj

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#11 posted 02-10-2010 04:22 AM

I love it!! I need to make one of these to hold the pictures I make frames for , that way I can create image of the frame to go with the picture.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Maclegno

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#12 posted 02-10-2010 04:53 AM

Thank you RJ, I’m pleased that you want to make an easel but be careful. I made a mistake and placed the 2 pieces (called the canvas rest and the canvas holder in the plan) the wrong way round. They should be placed so that they can hold any thickness of frame , i.e. open at the FRONT. I didn’t bother fixing it as I only wanted it to hold a glass sandwiched photo as shown, but if you want it to hold wider frames you’d better follow the plan:
If anything is not clear E-mail me. Congratulations again ( I think to some extent you were beaten by a Natural Disaster)
Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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Maclegno

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#13 posted 02-11-2010 06:48 PM

RJ I changed the connection of the spreader to the front legs, I think this method is easier and prettier (I think a half-dovetail is one of the greatest inventions in carpentry).
Gerard
PS I hope you will post your version if you make it.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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Maclegno

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#14 posted 02-11-2010 06:50 PM

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-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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