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Old 07-08-2005, 08:22 PM
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Soltek Easel: HELP!

What do you do if water gets inside the legs of the easel?
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:59 PM
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

does it have rubber tips at the feet? I would find some way to drain the water out.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:45 AM
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

I asked the manufacturer (fyi) and they said not to worry.
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:25 AM
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I am wondering how you like your soltek easel and if any other members have any input on them. They seem great but not very many people have posted info on them. Does anyone have any reviews? Thanks. Roxanne
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:11 AM
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

DUUUUUUDDDDEEE!!! It is the best thing that has made it into my art life. I carry everything in it. It weighs 9 pounds empty, but even filled, it weighs like 13 pounds (which is less than most other wooden French easels).

I carry a collapsable water bucket that holds a pint of water, all painting accessories with a bit of innovation. (I put velcro at the legs as they used to swing open and velcro/duct tape on one of the wings to hold my paint brushes). For the longest time, I thought the huge palette was stupid, but come to find out, if you use normal tube paints, it is the best thing. I began using the palette after like a year of purchasing many others. The one that comes with the Soltek is soooo easy to clean. It fits inbetween the wings and the storage when closed producing a drawer. Lift it up and there's paint. It's great!

I use this easel for everything. When I was moving to Oregon, I had no furniture, but I had the Soltek. I needed a place to set my laptop, so opened the easel and placed a large board on it. It became a desk, held my laptop, papers, pencils and coffee!

When traveling, it carries everything but the water. On the outside it is capable of carrying 11x14 canvases or watercolor papers without problems.

Anyway, I love this easel.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:32 PM
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

I have used the Soltek easel for about five years. I find I paint more often outdoors because of the portability and very quick set-up. the backpack that is sold as an option to the easel holds everything. I travel everywhere with it.
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:29 PM
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

I've often thought about getting a Soltek, but two things have prevented me: the weight, and the legs. My fold-up easel is less than six pounds, much lighter than the Soltek. Also, one of my friends keeps having problems with the legs on his Soltek, so he bought two. That way, when one is being sent back to be fixed, he can use the other.
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

Hi , I was happy to find this site, as I am thinking about getting a Soltek for watercolor work. I can't find the manufacterers web site. I WANTED TO KNOW what the lowest working height is for a flat work area ,as like to work sitting on a folding chair. I can't seem to get any info on how "low it will go"
Does anyone know? ...Thanks Eddie in San Diego
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Hi Eddie,

Have a look at soltekarts.com

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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

I'm surprised they'd build something so well and use plastic for some parts. Some parts have broken off mine some got brittle. I wonder if they would sell parts.
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Re: Soltek Easel: HELP!

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I'm surprised they'd build something so well and use plastic for some parts. Some parts have broken off mine some got brittle. I wonder if they would sell parts.

Hi - they do sell parts. I lost one of the little tightening nuts, and have just ordered a replacement.
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