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PostSubject: Starting a Pocahde box   Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi All:

I recently went to our local Cigar shop in Dallas and purchased a bunch of cigar boxes. Man these boxes are nice, at least the wood part, the hinges etc will have to be replaced with something sturdier. I am planning to convert one of these into Plein Air Pochade box. They were so cheap $1/box,... what a steal Very Happy . I am thinking I can make a fantastic and sturdy box for $20.00, for us Water Soluble Oil artists. I have a very small commercially made pochade and it cost me $80.00 (ouch!). I will post the final result with instructions for my fellow artists when I am done. (off course I give credit to other warriors who have built their own Pochade box and posted on the internet, for the rest of us to copy and enhance).

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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:06 pm

sounds like a fun project. good luck with it and keep us posted on your progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:54 pm

Sure thing. I hope this effort will help save some $$$$... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:31 pm

I can't wait to see how it comes out. great idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:43 pm

Hi All:

I have made 2 pochade boxes. Here are the images of one of them. I will be putting up the detailed construction instructions on my blog, till then if someone has any questions I can answer them on this forum. I spent around $15 on this pochade box. Smile. It is sturdy and I am quite pleased with it. (Didn't care too much about the finish as it will get paint all over it anyway, so why bother).


This is the 3/4 front view (mounted on a tripod). I have cut a slit in the lid of the cigar box and put a long piece of rectangular wood that slides up and down with the help of a screw, that goes through it. The piece of wood holds the canvas/panel in its place. The Screw has a wing nut in the back of the lid, as shown in the next figure for tightening and keeping the canvas/panel in its place.




This is the back showing the wing nut that holds the long piece of wood.




This is the side of the box, showing the mechanism to hold the box lid up. I modified a door slider and put a screw on one end (top in the figure) with a wing nut and the other end (bottom in the figure) just has a screw with the head of the screw cut-off. In other words the door slider can be totally removed from the setup.



This is the bottom. I put in a T-Nut into a piece of wood and then glued the wood using Gorilla Glue and stuck it to the bottom of the box. The Tripod mount screw connects over here.



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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:44 am

Very well done. It looks nice and compact for getting out in the field. I know you always work on small paintings. I was wondering what the largest size canvas you can use.
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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:08 am

Thanks Judy:

I have made 2 of these, since I had the parts. One of them can take a panel of size 7 x 8 inches and the other can take 8 x 9 inches. I have to take them for a test drive this weekend.

I think I need a watercolor pochade too. That will be way different since it has to be a flat surface. Come to think of it, it will just be a flat surface with a T-Nut at the bottom.

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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Wed May 02, 2012 8:11 pm

Wow, very nice work. With lots of space for paints!

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PostSubject: Re: Starting a Pocahde box   Wed May 02, 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks Alan... Smile

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