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05-15-2008 04:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mission arts and crafts easel mahogany oak walnut maple teak bubinga alder tablesaw sander clamp milling veneering sanding joining arts and crafts greene and greene victorian wingnuts oscar onken shop of the crafters

Saw this easel on ebay. Watched it end at over $1,450. Figured it was cool design. I’m putting it on my reverse-engineer design and build to-do list.

Thought I would share the photos and even challenge someone else to make one too.

Auction described it as a LIMBERT design. It must be very rare, because I’m never seen or heard of anything like it.

The wingnuts to hold the shelves in place is a unique idea.

On this piece, the wood appears to be rift sawn red oak. I think it would look even better inqte sawn white oak or some other exotic wood,... elm, walnut, curly maple, mahogany or sapele.

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piece is an Oskar Onken “Shop of the Crafters” (Cincinnati, OH) etagere. It dates from the early 1900’s,

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#1 posted 05-15-2008 04:46 AM

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#2 posted 05-15-2008 04:58 AM

best place to buy cool wing nuts

link to mcmaster

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#3 posted 05-15-2008 06:04 AM

Great project, Dan. I grew up near McMaster-Carr. Used to buy stuff there almost everyday at work.

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#4 posted 05-15-2008 06:20 AM

Dan:

A great looking easle. It should be easy to make I’m going to make this a favorite.

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#5 posted 05-15-2008 11:58 AM

Looks like a nice project, Dan. I wouldn’t mind getting $1600 off Ebay for something like this!!! :)

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#6 posted 05-15-2008 01:43 PM

nice post Dan !
Dave

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#7 posted 05-15-2008 11:26 PM

I sure put this one in my A&C files. Great post.

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#8 posted 05-16-2008 12:30 AM

I like this too.Thanks for posting Dan.

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#9 posted 05-17-2008 04:25 PM

Nice post, Dan. This is a “different” piece. Some of the Limbert pieces are. Limbert is one of the less known craftsman from the Arts & Crafts era. The Stickley brothers seem to get all of the attention. I have a Limbert catalog, but this piece isn’t in it. I’ll have to favorite it. Thanks.

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#10 posted 05-17-2008 10:45 PM

I hope to generate dimensioned design … maybe even a sketch-up model for this one soon. will post a comment upon completion

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#11 posted 05-18-2008 06:40 PM

Neat project Dan.

Nicely detailed photos.

Lee

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#12 posted 07-11-2008 06:12 AM

Started this project in wood last weekend. Memphis Elm. Saved 3 flat sawn planks from a old-old cabinet project.

Making two of them.

Design is nearly the same.
Mine ill be the same basic shapes, ... 1/3 smalller in width, but the same overall height of 60 inches…..... The back on the original scaled out as 12 inches. Mine will be 8 inches wide.

Found some really cool wingnuts on mcmaster.com. Cast iron. Three inches wide and 1/4-20 threads. Big torque.

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#13 posted 07-15-2008 05:14 AM

If anyone wants to give this a shot here is a referance drawing. Basically use it to fit lumber you have on hand and adjust dimensions accordingly. I’m making a pair of prototypes about 60 inches tall in elm. ... four shelfs for one and two for the other. When I get the process nailed down. I hope to make a set from quartersawn white or maybe even shellac’ed FIR. Pine with white paint would look cool too. In addition to an art easel, it could be a cool plant stand.

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#14 posted 07-23-2008 05:45 AM

this project is harder then it looks. processing bugs to work out. elm,.. a little tricky …. guess the surgery really did have an effect on me >grin<

cut
sanded to 320
anyline dye, oil stain ,,,, waiting to dry and then shellac

I keep telling myself these are only prototypes, If I can get interest in these, I’ll try a run of ten.

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#15 posted 07-24-2008 06:35 AM

This is my version… a pair

after oil stained dried

couple coats armorseal and then dry overnight

sand face surfaces to 1000 grit

4 french polish coats of seedlac shellac

walnut citrus paste wax

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