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Project by footprints posted 03-01-2014 03:55 PM 1225 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter loves to paint so I made her a box to hold her materials and give her an easel she can use outdoors. Made from a half sheet of 1/4” birch plywood veneered with some very old cherry laying around for years. Filled it with oil paints and will send it today as an unexpected gift. Shhh, don’t tell!

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 03-01-2014 04:25 PM

Very nicely done. My compliments.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 05:12 PM

wow, looks very nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 08:54 PM

Looks like a perfect gift for a budding artist ! The design and finish product looks top notch. I can’t tell from the pics, does the top adjust to different angles?

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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footprints

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 11:37 PM

Thanks all. Robsshop, the easel is not adjustable. That would have been a nice design feature but I sent it to California today! Too late to modify

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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CL810

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 12:51 AM

Looks very functional. Bet it will be highly prized.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 03:42 AM

Ray, it is a work of love. She should enjoy this. If she is like all the artists that I know she will not keep it as pristine as it looks now, but that is to be expected. It will be loved even if it gets a bit slopped up. I like the design and it is good work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 02:32 PM

Very thoughtful design and nice construction—your daughter will be thrilled.

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 02:35 PM

This is beautifully done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 03-03-2014 04:20 AM

Nice gift that will inspirer her creative soul, well done dad.

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Richard

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#10 posted 03-05-2014 06:00 PM

I need to make one of these for my Grand Daughter , her stuff is all over the place.

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