|I might be able to go places with this one?|
By the size of the box, I figured some assembly was required--and probably with a Philips screwdriver, the small size I can never find without tearing the house apart. Naturally, my excitement and curiosity got the better of me. I slit open the box and there it was, this new contraption. Of course, there were no instructions on setting it up and taking it down.
When it was finally standing upright ready for use, the first thing I adjusted was the the height of the ledge. I like to stand and move around in the studio, I don't see why I'd be different in the field? Plus I didn't order a stool. I hope I don't need a stool, one more thing to carry--and the easel itself is weighty, being bamboo.
While heavy for lifting (up and over into the car trunk), I was very pleased with the construction--brass fittings,impervious-to-weather bamboo, good screws. I had worried I hadn't spent enough. Only a hundred dollars, it seemed inexpensive when I recall what I spent on my studio easel-- or maybe I had just been a sucker back then? Whatever, this is a keeper--as soon as I attach the wheels, the only assembly required. Has anybody seen my Philips?
|Closed up, wheels installed and ready|
to roll. Just a few more sessions, and
I might have the workings of this easel down pat.