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Project by Belg1960 posted 08-25-2013 08:01 PM 1392 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to make an easel for an art student, who goes to Pratt Univ.. I made it from hard maple and man was that a learning experience. That is some really Hard wood, I started with some bed rails that I ripped to size, the center tall support has a dovetail shape and the hold down at the top and the bottom shelf have the opposite mating surface. I countersunk some t nuts from the back and screwed them in to hold securely. Then flattened the head end of some all thread bolts and used a nut backed onto the rear of the star knobs. Simply little brass chain and some hardware to set the angle.

Thats my dog Max in the pic he licked it, LOL

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 08:23 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 10:32 PM

Very nicely done. Does Shepard spit have curative, finishing properties for wood? ;-)

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 12:03 AM

Thanks guys, John, its not much good for finishing but he does do a GREAT job on rounding things over!!

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 09:05 PM

Lovely easel, very well crafted. I’m sure it will last a long time and the new owner will love it.

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 11:59 PM

Thanks, she is actually using it right now for her first school project. Hope the dimensions I used work for her needs. I will find out Sunday night if all went well.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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