Easel for a painter..

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Project by degoose posted 02-20-2011 08:52 AM 1504 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the easel commissioned from the local craft market a few weeks ago… made entirely from recycled silky oak.
I have written a quick blog about the construction… I used half-lap joinery and glue with dowel pinning.
Unfortunately I mistook the clients request for it to be 4 feet or 1.2 metres high to mean the height over all… not where the middle of the painting would be… my mistake… I ate the cost…

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

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 09:16 AM

I don’t vare if it is too short, it’s still darn well made! (as usual)

Nice looking easel mate.

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

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 10:13 AM

Lovely job and thanks for the construction blog. That’s going to outlast the artist for sure.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 11:23 AM

Nice Easel Larry!!
I think your taller version will be a lot more versatile for the Artist in the long run… 4’ seems a little short, even for a vertically challenged person like me… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 01:13 PM

Very nice work!
I’m not sure about the height if it should be any taller. If it’s going to be used for painting then yes taller will be better, but if it’s going to be used only as an exhibit holder than it’s just fine.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 01:42 PM

Nice excercise nevertheless did you actually get to make the revised version for them Larry?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 02:49 PM

Just put a Lazy Larry on top and call it a table!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 03:51 PM

It’s still a beauty!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 02-20-2011 04:43 PM

So if this is the first go at it, consider it practice, or a scale model. If nothing else, you may be able to keep it and use it at craft/art shows to display your own wares.

Looks solid and I like the fact that you can vertically move whatever is being displayed/worked on.

Looking forward to seeing the updated edition.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 02-20-2011 04:48 PM

Any artist would be proud to own this. Nice job.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 02-20-2011 04:57 PM

So, how does silky oak taste?

I hate eating projects!

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 02-20-2011 05:06 PM

That dog will hunt Larry! Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 02-20-2011 05:19 PM

Beautiful, Larry!

Really like the adjustment features. Nice big knobs are easy to grip.


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

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#13 posted 02-20-2011 06:10 PM

Larry nice work, what a guy that don’t listen… LOL I hate when I do that. Which is daily from what I’m told… Nice work, hope all is well. Rob from Tule Peak Timber said Hello when I was down there.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 06:24 PM

Would that be a chair height easel? Meaning some sit on a chair to paint…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 02-20-2011 06:27 PM

LOL you can always use it you self or sell it to one with a talented kid
thank´s for the blog Larry

take care

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