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Old 05-27-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
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The Best Easel in the World: Michael Georges' new Bingham-Barclay easel




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Old 05-27-2003, 11:20 PM   #2
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Scott assembled the completed easel this morning, aided by Michael and my painter-intern Dan Murri.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:23 PM   #3
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Everything is beautifully finished, including the underside of the base and the inside of the side tilt adjustment housing.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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The Barclay design has no high center canvas support post, instead the sliding riser raises and lowers to fit the size of the canvas. This is a great easel for rooms without high vault ceilings.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:27 PM   #5
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The easel can be tilted back of course, and it tilts forward for pastel painting. It will not tilt so far as to topple over though.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:29 PM   #6
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Even the canvas clamp is beautiful. The lip is a strip of ebony.
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:32 PM   #7
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The easel doesn't yet have the wooden crank handle. Scott will receive it in a few days and send it to Michael.

Let us hope Michael can put it together!
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Old 05-27-2003, 11:37 PM   #8
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Michael gave the easel a trial run before we loaded it in his wagon for a trip to its new home on the other side of the Colorado Rockies.

You can look forward to a much better report from Michael himself in the next few days.

Meanwhile, I'm saving up my paper route money so Scott can build me one.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:23 AM   #9
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Very nice!

Are they only available on a custom basis?
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Old 05-28-2003, 11:10 AM   #10
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Jim,

Michael Georges will be able to answer any questions much better than I can. He should be back at his computer by Saturday.

These easels will be built one at a time by Scott Bingham. They are absolutely top of the line.

It is my great hope that I can get the money together so he can build two of them for me.


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