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Project by Kirk posted 10-11-2010 07:49 PM 1845 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s has been a while since I’ve done anything in the shop, but I finally got around to finishing this easel.

It was requested by the church to hold a picture up about 3’ off the floor. It is only 4’ tall. It can fold up flat. Still need to put a finish on it.

The only thing, I’m unable to locate any 2” hinges with a removable pin around here. Still looking.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 08:37 PM

Thats cool, sweet design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Div

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 08:38 PM

What an unusual way to do an easle! I like it a lot but don’t let my wife see this, she’ll want a couple!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 08:45 PM

very cool design! how does it hold up to use though? is the base long enough to support the canvas and not tip backwards ?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mafe

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 08:49 PM

Nice and simple easel.
Less is more.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Kirk

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#5 posted 10-11-2010 08:53 PM

It folds to form a check mark or a slanted “L”.

easel
easel

I hopes this answers some questions.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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mpounders

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#6 posted 10-11-2010 11:11 PM

What a great design!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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jeff_wenz

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 01:13 AM

I made a similar style easel. I too, love the simplicity of the design as well as the ease in transporting it.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24057

What would be the reason for a removeable pin?

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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Kirk

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 01:21 AM

Jeff,

The reason for a removable hinge pin would be so that I could screw the hinge in the closed position.

Therefore, I wouldn’t have to make it open so wide. 90 degrees. Closer to 60 degrees.

At 60 degrees, I wouldn’t be able to get a screwdriver in there.

Just a thought.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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OttoH

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 02:17 AM

Very nice design Kirk, it will definitely hold up and look good doing so.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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BTKS

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#10 posted 10-12-2010 03:39 AM

A unique design to me. I really like it.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 10-13-2010 04:10 PM

Very nice work.

Lee

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#12 posted 10-13-2010 06:45 PM

Nice design!

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 11-13-2010 09:14 PM

Great design.
Could you not just grind the end of the pin off?
If it is just one set of 2” you need though I could send you a pair.
I’m in Scotland.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kirk

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#14 posted 11-13-2010 09:59 PM

Thanks Jamie.

I’m working now on some hinges. I just want some way to make the pin not to fall out after installed.

Thanks again, Jamie.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 10:14 PM

Have you seen the hinge with the brass finial?
The finial screws on & off letting you remove the pin..

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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