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Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 09:34:38 AM
All in all it looks quite ingenious. If I nailed a couple of wood bits onto the table.......  :heeha:
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Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 12:00:39 PM
Val, my table top easel had a flat surface to it. My canvases were 1/2" thick. I had 4 pieces of wood cut at 1/2"x3/4" by the length and width of my canvas.
I just set them on edge and used a ruler for the bridge.

This French easel I have now needed a whole nother thing built because it's not flat were the canvas sets.
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Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 01:17:04 PM
Now, that's talent! :clap: : 2funny:
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Reply #18 on: October 22, 2011, 07:48:07 PM
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Reply #19 on: October 22, 2011, 10:04:55 PM
Just had to share this handy gadget with everybody.  O0

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/painting-supplies/mahl-sticks/ez-rest-painting-handrest.htm

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Looks like something I'd thought of making but, seemed to have limitations.  I'm lucky that the one I've made works perfect. Thanks for sharing the link.  :thankyou:
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Reply #20 on: October 26, 2011, 12:54:29 AM
Great inventions Tony, simple, yet effective O0


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Reply #21 on: October 26, 2011, 01:25:41 AM
Great inventions Tony, simple, yet effective O0
Thank you Nolan! Now all I have to do is put them to good use!  ;)
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Reply #22 on: October 26, 2011, 02:03:03 AM
 :painting: waiting patiently for them waterdrops  :knuppel2:


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Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 02:37:53 AM
:painting: waiting patiently for them waterdrops  :knuppel2:
LOL!  :2funny: The paint mixes I originally made have dried up!  :blush: Okay, I shall have a go later tonight.
I hope to crack on with recreating them colours for the water drops and then, sign my Tulip off as finished, using my new signature initials! (I got the idea for changing the way I sign paintings from your great coverage of this subject!  :thankyou: )
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Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 08:28:25 AM
This is genius Tony!!

You have an inventor's mind.


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Reply #25 on: April 16, 2012, 01:01:34 AM
I just wanted to update on the use of my 'Mahl Frame'. It works an absolute treat and I used it extensively on my recent 'Rose' painting. It allows a very steady hand on precise detailed areas.
I'm pleased I made it now and that it works so well.  ;)
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Reply #26 on: April 16, 2012, 05:03:49 AM
 O0 Glad to hear it worked so well, Tony!
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Reply #27 on: April 16, 2012, 08:48:54 AM
Somehow had missed this thread so I am glad to see it now.  Happy for you Tony that your's works.  For me thou I was happy to see the one from 'Jerrysartarama' because I have a dislocated right sholder and my Physio is always harping at me about resting it more.  Ha ha how can I do that as my profession is that of a Hair Stylist and my hobby is painting.   ::)  all about the arms....so this little device might just work for me as a rest O0 Might be too restrictive and would not use it much, sort of like working with gloves, you use them for the first few min. then take them off :2funny:
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Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012, 11:22:25 AM
Wow Tony you are one smart cookie.  O0
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Reply #29 on: April 16, 2012, 01:58:48 PM
Tony, it looks like you did some carpentry work there.  No carpenter at my house.   :(

I'm sure it's very useful and I'm glad it helps you.

I can't wait to see the next painting with your dead egg.   :-\   :2funny:  I'm sure it's going to be stunning!
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