|Project by RustyL||posted 01-27-2011 05:26 AM||2077 views||19 times favorited||11 comments|
My design of a studio easel was to meet several needs.
1. It had to be sturdy.
2. It must be capable of zero degrees (flat) for watercolors.
3. It needed to be capable of greater than 90 deg. so pastel & charcoal dust would fall away.
4. It needed to hold the smallest of canvases to very large.
5. It could be folded up flat and small.
6. It must not contain ant metal fasteners (wood and glue only).
The easel is made of red oak with tung oil finish. I used a 1” threading kit for the large
knobs that allow adjustment of the presentation angle. I made a special tap for the 3/8” acme
fasteners adjusting the canvas size along with a jig for my Dermel to cut the smaller wooden
It was a lot of fun to design, prototype , and then build. I hated to get my artist’s oils on it
the first time.
Thanks for letting me share.
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