Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Homemade painting board for tripod
A couple of EDM friends asked for photos of a board made for me for painting by our family handyman. It is a piece of masonite, 12 x 16 inches, with a smaller piece of wood, 5 x 5 inches, glued onto the back of it. In the center of the smaller piece of wood a hole was drilled and an inset that fits the screw on a camera tripod was inserted and glued in. I believe it is a standard size, maybe a quarter inch inset, and my handyman seems to recall that he took the tripod to Home Depot to find the right size. To use it, I screw it onto the tripod like I would attach a camera to a tripod.
Here are some other views of the setup. Sometimes I use masking tape to hold the paper down and sometimes I use clamps. Home Depot has several kinds, even smaller and cuter ones nowadays.
The entire board and screw cost a couple of dollars. And I already had a tripod.