Table Easle

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Project by jjw5858 posted 08-24-2011 11:17 PM 1749 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to take on. I had no written plan, only a one view picture of something relative to this on the internet. I had some scrap pine and went about with my saw, bit/brace and rasp/files to create this table easle for my girlfriends paint by numbers work. She is a huge inspiration in my woodcraft and also a wonderful gift giver, hence the makeshift Peter Follansbee set of Pfeil carving chisels were a welcomed edition to my small shop this past birthday….thanks again for the awesome gift, lol.

Never attempted anything like this with the hinges, angles etc. So I used what I had and before long I had a really nice workpiece. Nice strong fit and holds firm with weight being placed on the dowel as it sits in the handmade teeth.

I morticed out the top and placed in the sliding top piece for larger projects to clamp in. Everything was handtools, with a little electric drilling here and there for the bolts (St. Roy, please cover your eyes and ears…lol), otherwise the brace and bit was in use.

Thanks again to all my friends out there for stopping by and taking a look.

Be well and enjoy creating something!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 11:36 PM

Looks good but suppose you want to use it fairly straight up, would that mean the support bar have to be longer?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 11:42 PM

Serbian to English translation
Practical solution, like it …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 11:50 PM

Hi Erwin, thanks for the question. Yes I would in that case have to make the arms longer which is pretty simple if needed, but this is for my girlfriend, so I kind customized how she likes to work. I as well have used this and was happy with the angles. But an excellent point for a future build for a friend, etc and thank you!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 02:08 AM

I love it! Design as you go!! I do it all the time…......Nice job….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Rob W

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 02:42 PM

This is great

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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