Ultra Lightweight Travel Pochade Box No. 2
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Made from a 6.75×7.75×2.85 inch wooden cigar box.
A limited edition box to be used with gouache, acrylic or oil.
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Weighs about 1 pound
Holds paint tubes, small brushes under plexiglass palette.
Friction hinges to keep lid open at the desired angle.
Attaches to any tripod with universal mount (1/4-20)
Can sit flat on a table
Holds a small board or canvas any size up to a recommended 10×16 inches.
Thick leather handle
Finger joint corners (very strong)
Finished off with brass hardware.
I built this box for the traveling painter. I have struggled to find a painting box that isn’t bulky with unnecessary moving parts, while at the same time being a reasonable price. This little box solves these issues. It is lightweight but rigid. It is perfect for throwing in your suitcase or backpack before going on a hike or trip. I wanted it to stand on its own as a piece of art, but also be highly functional and simple. This is the set-up you bring with you when just can’t seem to take your big heavy easel or bulky pochade box. I believe this will help stop painters from coming up with excuses why they can’t paint in a certain location or time of day.
Q: How do I tighten/loosen the tension of the hinges? A: With a phillips head screwdriver tighten or loosen the black screw on the bottom half of the hinge. Do not touch the brass screws.
Q: How do I adjust the friction on the panel holders? A: With a pair of pliers bend the end of the brass strip so it slides in and out of the wooden piece to your liking. You may need to try a few times before it is at the level of friction that works for you.