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    coriat's easel

    OK, my newest wannabe thing is to get an easel. I gather it wouldnt be too hard to make one since i 1) got good wood crafting equipment 2) know how to use them
    But i was kinda wondering what a good easel needs, i never used and/or seen one.

    So far i have thought of these points:

    1) an upper and lower clamp, so i can put canvas/a wooden plank with paper between them.
    2) the 2 clamps should be adjustable in height, for different sizes.
    3) Lower clamp needs more support because it will carry the weight.

    I'm pretty sure i need these 3 at least...
    I was wondering about these things.

    Should i extend the lower clamp so that everything that will fall off the drawing (ex. charcoal or pastel) will fall on the clamp and not on the ground?
    What is a good size for an easel?
    In the shop i've seen them from small (20 centimeters) to huge (almost 2 meter). I have a thing going on for huge ones because they look cool, but something tells me this may not be a very smart choice...any ideas on this?

    also, if anyone can give me some links to what they think is a good easel, i'd love to have them

    i'll post some drawings on how i am planning to build it tomorrow

    thanks in advance,
    coriat

    PS. if anyone knows a tutorial about making an easel, let me know! - - i'm not _that_ good of a craftsman.

    Cynical smarty pants.
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    These guys seem to know what they are doing

    http://www.studioproducts.com/cgi-bi...1;t=2243;st=35

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    thanks!

    hey thanks negative space and lionel.
    W O W, the easel in the link lionel posted is sooo cool.
    i wish i could make something like that, seems like fun

    and the upper link from negat.space is great...its nice, looks cool, and is easy to make.
    I think i spend about $50 on the material. For an easel of about 1.8 meters high. The only thing is that the work is going sloooow i think i spend about a day at what a real woodscraftguy would spend an hour.

    But it is a friggin hell lot of fun... I think i just found a new hobby.. making wooden stuff

    I just need to think of a use for the easel :p

    I'll post pictures tomorrow (i think, i first need to get the whole film full).

    Cynical smarty pants.
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    Thumbs up I'v built a couple of the Grosser easels.

    It assembles easy and is very sturdy. The next one I build will be for me.

    Andrew

    "Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving." -- Penn Jillette
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