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Project by tefinn posted 12-09-2013 04:32 AM 869 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my contribution to Marc Spagnuolo’s (The Wood Whisperer) charity build.

The easel will be for my friends 5 year old grandson for Christmas. She bought half the materials. I supplied the rest and the labor.

It’s a slightly modified version of the plans that were supplied by Wood Magazine.

Made from all solid oak. For the frames I used mortise and tenon joints instead of the half laps. It has dados to slide the chalk/whiteboard panels into instead of the routed rabbet around the frames. I also increased the height to a full four feet. The tray assembly I kept the same, except I added the dowels for extra strength and looks.

For the finish it was stained a light wanut, then three coats of water bourne poly. After the poly cured it was rubbed out with 600 grit and waxed.

All in all a very satisfiying project. A happy 5 year old on Christmas and money raised for charity.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 04:50 AM

TRUELY OUTSTANDING! And, I’m certain he will use it often with pride. Thanks for your genorsity including your time, craftsmanship and effort. Faith Hope and Charity, but the greatest of these is charity!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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tefinn

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 05:31 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comment Russell! I love making stuff for the kids. I can’t wait to see his face when he gets it for Christmas!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 05:38 AM

looks great! where did you get the chalk board/ white board?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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tefinn

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 05:43 AM

You can get them at HD. They sell them in 2’ x 4’ sheets for around $10. Only about half is used for the easel. I plan on using the leftovers for making small message boards.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 11:45 AM

Nicely done! There should be one happy 5 year old at Christmas time…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 09:12 PM

Very nicely done for a worthy cause!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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