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Stumpy's Tubafore Contest - Easel

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Project by DamnYankee posted 931 days ago 1330 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Wife didn’t care for the original pictures, so here are some better ones.

An easel made from one 2×4.

Finish: BLO and wax.

Tools used: TS, BS, Router, DP, hand drill/driver

Joinery: Glue and brass screws

Dimensions: ~79”H x ~25”W x ~30”D

Other Notes: Top and bottom supports are height adjustable. The extension of the rear support leg is adjustable. This will be a birthday present for my Father.

Materials: 1ea 2”x4”x8’ S-P-F, 2×1.5” brass hinges, 3x black plastic knobs, 3x brass bolts (5/16” x 2”) w/ nuts and washers, brass screws. (the hardware cost more than the lumber).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 931 days ago

Good job a great looking easel .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 931 days ago

You picked a nice piece of wood out of that pile of 2X4’s And the easel that came out of it is beautifully made.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Bertha

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#3 posted 931 days ago

This is really nice. I made one for a friend once and it was a rewarding project, seeing him use it. Yours is nicer:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 930 days ago

Looks like a very functional easel and a great entry for the contest!

-- 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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Dave

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#5 posted 928 days ago

Great tuba fore. Very nice and should be well used to. I am on a time crunch gata go work on mine now. Mr. I got mine in first;)
All kidding aside good work Rob!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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StumpyNubs

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#6 posted 928 days ago

You really got every inch out of your 2X4! Great job!

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DamnYankee

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#7 posted 928 days ago

dave – I didn’t say (and I don’t know if I did or not) I got mine in first, just that Stumpy (who whined about 30 pm) wasted his time on at least one of them.

Stumpy – thanks. Actually what had happen was…. I was feeling a bit crunched on projects. Among them were a project (yet to be determined) for may Father’s birthday and the 2×4 contest (yet to be determined). It eventually came to mind that I should make an easel for my Father who recently got into portrait painting. I was then considering my options for the 2×4 contest – small end table, some more Am. Girl Doll furniture, something. Then one day I was looking at various easels on line and what few plans I could find. Somewhere in there I realized the dimensions for most of the easle legs I was looking at were 1-1/2” by about 3/4”. Then a light bulb came on – dimly at first – “1-1/2” x ?....”1-1/2” x ?....”1-1/2” x ?....”1-1/2” x ?....”1-1/2” x ?....”....I know that measurment, where do I know that measurement, there is something about this measurement….hmmmmmm…..OH YEAH A 2×4 IS REALLY 1-1/2” x 3-1/2”! And so began merging the two together. I really had to plan my cuts. Most of the cutting was simpling cutting the 2×4 into 3/4” strips (after I trued up the edges of course). But I had to use my bandsaw to cut the stips off straight so as not to cut the strips the whole length of the 2×4. This was an issue because the long pieces were four different lengths. Some of the 1-1/2x pieces had to be cut from the 3-1/2 demensions (some of the shorter pieces) so I could cut the pieces making up the bottom support wider than 1-1/2”.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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ChuckV

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#8 posted 928 days ago

Rob -

That is a wonderful project. Who would have thought that something so useful could be made from a tubafore?

I also found that making something out of a 2×4 requires a real plan about how to make the cuts. I guess I never thought that much about how the corners of a 2×4 are rounded over. That is great when you are using them to frame a wall, but not so good when you are trying to “misuse” it.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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DamnYankee

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#9 posted 917 days ago

My father has since shown it to his follow portrait painting classmates. My father says they want to know how much I would charge to make one for them.

Any suggestions on what I should charge.

Material: One each 2×4
Finish: BLO and Wax
Time: 2-3 hours (I think, maybe four) – but that was to make the first one. If I made more I could probably cut the time down.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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doncutlip

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#10 posted 917 days ago

Wow the competition is really heating up, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Dave

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#11 posted 917 days ago

Rob I would charge no less than $65.00. Once you get materials and gas to get them. Thats less than $20 an hour.
There hand made, American wood and assembled with love;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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ChuckV

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#12 posted 917 days ago

Rob -

It looks like you have the first commercial product to come out of the tubafore contest. Congratulations!

Does anyone have any ideas about how to market a giant pencil or stick match?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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SalvageCraft

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#13 posted 917 days ago

Awesome job!

-- Jesse --

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DamnYankee

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#14 posted 917 days ago

Thanks for the input Dave.

@Chuck – pre-schools might be interested. The match could be used during “Fire Safety Week”

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Roger

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#15 posted 914 days ago

this is really a nice Rob. many artists will be wantin em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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