|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 08-31-2013 01:45 PM||839 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-31-2013 01:45 PM
Blogging this build here
I’ve posted in various sections soliciting ideas for various parts of this, but I’ve made some real progress.
Right now it has a temporary back brace clamped in while I make the permanent ones. I have the center column built, but not installed as I have to make the canvas supports and they’ll require a lot of fitting and checking and I think it would just be easier to have the center column on the bench for all of that.
Then I have to build all of the stuff for the counter-balance system, but it would be absolutely usable without the counter-balance stuff.
I can’t wait to get this done, get a canvas on it and start painting again. And I’ll probably cry the first time I slop paint on it… hehehe. Kinda like the first dent in a new car. Oh well. It’s an easel….. ok not quite an easel but it will be one soon.
One of the reasons I posted this in addition to the blog, was to point out something for folks who are always looking for something to build to sell. Right now I am into this for under $200. Probably way under. And easel like this retails for anywhere from about $900 to $1600 depending on materials. When complete, this one would be toward the higher end of that range. If I build them to sell at $800, that’s still a pretty tidy profit. It is, however a niche market.