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id-art
06-10-2008, 04:40 PM
...or not too bad, anyway. It works ok.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2008/54863-Sand_beach_13-s.jpg

Panel holder in use yesterday.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2008/54863-panel_holder_3.jpg

Amazingly ridgid. Holds up to 18" canvas/panel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2008/54863-panel_holder_2.jpg

Close up. Need a pocket knife with a Philips screwdriver tool to slide it up and down. Not ideal, but not too bad either.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2008/54863-panel_holder_4.jpg

Quarter inch plywood with bevels is what the tripod head grabs on to. The rest is pine.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2008/54863-panel_holder_5.jpg

You can see the insert nut here.

Al Skaar
06-11-2008, 01:29 AM
Thanks for posting this Bob. Looks like a great alternative to pochades and French easels. I've been planning to make a "French Companion" style palette box anyway, so I think I'll take it a bit further and give this idea a try. Thanks again!

- Al

id-art
06-11-2008, 01:53 AM
You're welcome, Al. You can see more pictures of the palette box here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497289 I've tried many different set ups over the years and like this one the best...so far. That tripod is a heavy, high priced model I got as a gift. Makes for a relieable base. The rest is light weight and made from scrape wood. Hope to see what you come up with.

LarrySeiler
06-11-2008, 12:35 PM
I'd say you're an innovator, Bob...

better patent that thing quick! Work with a designer to tool them out, the attachment something more permanent!

id-art
06-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Actually, I'm a copier. This was Les Lull's idea http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402954&highlight=pochade+made+home I did modify the palette box a bit with the fold out hooks. And I think he switched to a commercially produced panel holder. Maybe I did innovate that connection to the tripod head. Don't know how Les attached his or the commercial one either. You're right Larry it needs to be metal, not plywood.