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View Poll Results: Which pochade box do you think is the best?
Alla Prima Pochade 42 33.33%
Guerilla Painter Pochade 29 23.02%
Open Box M 28 22.22%
Versa EasyL Easel 27 21.43%
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

I agree with Cindy, Al, your work is excellent.
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Where can you buy those? I used a torsion hinge on my first homemade box and it became "loose" - like there was a little play in it and the lid would wiggle - and there's no way to tighten it. The one I used was around $30 I think and I wouldn't do that again. And it was huge. I think it was made for toy box lids or something.


Here's a link to a post where William Moore mentions purchasing them off Amazon, he includes a photo and price. www.wetcanvas.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=14217981
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?
Best quick answer: The one you are about to get and/or are newly using... Likely, you'll be happy for awhile... How long, who knows? This past six months(!) has has been a half-year of many boxes. I unloaded my SolTek and a Sienna box, purchased an EasyL "Pro" and the small "Prochade", all good and decent ones. In keeping with my "Keep it Lite" goal, I have a 9x12 OBM pending, use a RayMar 10x12" carrier and will probably get a new backpack too. I estimate this set-up will only run about 10-12 lbs without the light 4 lb EZL tripod, carried in hand. I hope this nominal 15+lbs total load factor will better this ol' guy's access and stamina in the field.
The Plein Air path seems a continous one, it is difficult to nail-down what works best, particularly, when one's tastes, goals and needs change too! Yep, wish I knew what I know now .. 5 years ago!
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

I've been using two OpenM Boxes for about four years now and I still like them.

A pitty you can't buy them anymore as there is a 'hold' for the Boxes, otherwice I would have buy a spare one.
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best? .. OpenM!

Per some past remarks, I did unload numerous easel/boxes this '12yr, my ol' SolTek, a Sienna, two EZLs', a GP "cigar box" and misc stuff.. The used Plein Air market via CraigsList seems a decent one, I garnered over $700 cash for all the above, plus odds & ends. I did get a 10x12" Open Box M "palette/panel holder", these being still readily available. Their ol' wood cover boxes are no longer available (Pelicans sold instead), wouldn't want either of those anyway as my lightweight pochade fits readily in the laptop pocket of my new $18- Costco backpack! While the OpenBoxM design has been around since the late '80s', there's ALOT to be said for a product that works TOTALLY!! BTW, there's some very simple logic here .. OpenMBoxes only hold paint and little else.. Your brushes and other gear go in your backpack, hence, a VERY light tripod is all one needs!.. Total weight is minimal and my box only weighs 1.75lbs raw. I was able to get a decent deal on a package including their brush, drink & towel holders along with some hooks. A very high quality U.S. product worth every $.01 paid, I continue to enjoy this new set-up, not looking for anything else (for once) and my ol' back thanks me every outing! PS - I appreciated the + comments of several WC OpenMBox users who convinced me....
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Anyone use the mabef pochade with wooden tripod? I've always been interested, but not sure about the durability of the wooden tripod. Can box be attached to a metal tripod? Any suggestions, comments will be appreciated.
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Don’t have the pochade box but I’ve been using the Mabef wooden tripod for two years with my own pochade. It’s excellent, I was out in the snow with it today, on windy days I use line and tent pegs to hold it down.

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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

i started using guerilla box the 9x12 and it was great but kind of on the heavy side ,so i purchased the openm and it works super its light and sturdy i did put a glass palette on all of the boxes exept the 6x8,cause it worked great with my guerilla afterward my wife gave me a medium french resistance and thats what im using around the house ,i do have a 6x8 thumbox for really small work,and they all work really good ,so having said that ,have any of you heard about the EDGEPROGEAR.COM pochade,it looks really great ,please let me know ,thanks ahead nice thread
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

Must it be a pochade box? How about the Coulter system or Soltek?
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

All of these pochade boxes are heavy. Made of tropical wood. Why isn't there a lightweight aluminum one on the market?
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

My Alla Prima is 4 pounds. I don't fine that too heavy. Sounds like you might have a new business plan, though. Why not start making a box that fills the gap in product offerings?
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

My own box weighs 31/2 pounds, is made from English grown Oak and Birch from Finland. The paints, brushes , panels and my lunch weigh much more than the box. If I want to cut the weight I could forgo the victuals .

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All of these pochade boxes are heavy. Made of tropical wood. Why isn't there a lightweight aluminum one on the market?

There is. Take a look at the Strada Easel. Haven't seen one in use yet, but the idea seems sound.

There is also the Edgepro Paintbook that sounds like it's even lighter.
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Re: Which pochade box do you think is the best?

Which pochade box does Abbey Ryan use? It's very pretty, small and seems to have all the room she needs.
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