|Wet panel carrier-front view with lid open.|
|Wet panel carrier-top view with carrier on side and panels.|
This little carrier is made from a weather proof moving sale sign which can be found at a hardware store. I glued 1/4" square dowels on the inside to hold the panels apart and upright. I also used Gorilla Tape to hold the whole thing together. The carrier will hold 4 panels. If I get really ambitious and end up staying out for the whole day to paint wave studies, I can still get two into my thumbox for a total of 6 wet panels.
I didn't bother to make a pattern first but took measurements of my panels and cut fold lines into the sign. The whole thing folded into a box with a lid and was taped together. The Gorilla Tape is quite heavy duty and the box feels very sturdy and lightweight. We shall see how it works.
I spent my break time today doing a little online research for lightweight portable shelters that I can paint from in the wind and rain here on the coast. I will be posting the results of that in a few days.
We have a big storm coming in on Friday so tomorrow will be spent getting everything up to speed so we can be snug and warm, which means a trip up the coast to stock up. I will be spending Friday happily painting away in my warm studio.
A final note, I am being slammed with spam comments, which I delete so they haven't made it all the way to the blog. I may have to reinstate the word verification. I really don't want to because I know it is a pain. Hopefully the spammers will give up when they see their comments never get posted.
Storms are sweeping across the U.S so stay safe and warm everyone!
Fantastic - love handmade/custom items! Looking forward to seeing how you attach the latch and handle ... I just may have to try your neafty wet panel carrier idea sometime very soon!
Thanks for the awesome post!
Cheers and Happy Painting to you!
~ Polly ~
Thank you Polly! I must admit, I really love to tinker and build things so it is a fun way to spend a painting break. I might tackle building my own pochade box as I would like to start painting bigger studies too. Thanks for the comment! -Renee
What a very cool idea! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.
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