Painting Easel

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Project by rsain posted 08-12-2011 05:51 PM 1932 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Painting easel for my wife. Had some fun with this one. I’ll eventually get some more pics up – not all the detail is visible in these. The rear leg is attached with brass chain and a hinge, At the bottom is an adjustable “A” to allow for tilting of the easel to full vertical or back about 10 deg. It’s also on t-track.

Stock – frame: Cherry with Walnut inlay.
Stock – brush shelf: Lacewood
Stock – shamrock hold down: Cherry
Finish – Boiled Linseed Oil

The shamrock at the top is dyed using Transtint. Mixed up some custom green in alcohol – put it in a ziplock – extracted the air and let it sit for a day. Flipped it every few hours. Looks like Lignum viate with a VERY loose grain. LOL.

- ryan

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 06:34 PM

My Daughter has been after me to make one !!

Nice few Ideas !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 12:18 AM

Very nice! I made one years ago for my then 10(ish) daughter, but you beat me by a mile!! Wife should love it.

-- Dave

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 08:15 AM

Beautiful job Ryan. I am looking at building one for my wife’s B-Day!! ;)

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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