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Old 09-26-2017, 05:32 PM
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Re: Why are Pochade boxes so expensive?

Why so expensive? I had the same question last year. I have used a French Easel for several years. I really love everything about it. But having the opportunity to go to Hawaii, I wanted something much smaller I could put in luggage at take across the miles of ocean. I looked around at many brands, finally found one I really liked. But the time it would take to order and get in my hands was too long, since I had a departure date. So... I decided to make one. Gathered parts from Home Depot, Asel Art Supply and Hobby Lobby. See basic materials below. I made the box, took to Hawaii and painted 6 small, 9 x 12 panels. Really enjoyed God's awesome creation, painting around the island of Oahu, and the paint box worked very well. It was everything I needed it to be. (Panels held in place by small bungees, which allow a wide range of panel sizes)

However, when I added up all materials, the cost was about the same as if I had bought one. Since I love creating, building, making things, that was fine with me. Reminded me of this...
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"YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages." II Timothy 5:18







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