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Old 06-10-2008, 03:40 PM
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Bob's (Id-art) Ultimate Tripod Panel Holder...

...or not too bad, anyway. It works ok.



Panel holder in use yesterday.



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



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



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



You can see the insert nut here.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:29 AM
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Re: Ultimate Tripod Panel Holder...

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!

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:53 AM
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Re: Ultimate Tripod Panel Holder...

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.
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Re: Ultimate Tripod Panel Holder...

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!
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Ultimate Tripod Panel Holder...

Actually, I'm a copier. This was Les Lull's idea http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...de+made+hom e 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.
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