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Posted September 12, 2018 10:38:20 When you’re designing an easels, a few of the items that you want to make it work with are the weight, the strength, the size and the angle.
The strength and angle of a wrought iron can make a huge difference to the look of an easeling, says Jeffrey W. Brown, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For instance, he says, if you’re making an easelle for a wood frame and you want it to be sturdy, you can reduce the thickness of the iron to reduce the amount of vibration.
To get the weight of a metal frame, Brown says, you need to make sure the weight is on the outside of the frame and on the inside of the easel so it’s not bouncing around.
If you have an iron frame that has a large opening, the weight will make the frame feel heavy, Brown adds.
You might also want to consider the thickness.
An 8-inch wrought-iron easel will take about 25 pounds to complete, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Brown says an 8- to 12-inch iron easelle will take less than 20 pounds.
A 10-inch easel can take as little as 10 pounds to build, and a 12- to 16-inch can take up to 30 pounds.
Brown also suggests that you don’t overdo the weight and keep the size the same.
If your design involves a lot of different materials, he recommends weighing the materials and then deciding on the thickness as well.
For a concrete easel with a 4-inch opening, for example, he’d recommend cutting the opening at a length of 8 inches and then cutting it into 4 sections at an angle of 30 degrees.
You can also use the width of the opening to gauge the strength of the material.
Brown recommends getting a 4/8-inch thick block of steel.
That block weighs about 35 pounds, and you can cut it into 1- to 2-inch blocks and then weld it together, he adds.
To make an iron-and-steel easel that will hold up to 12 feet, Brown suggests a 10- to 15-inch wide block of iron and a 4½- to 6-inch deep steel frame.
You may also want a heavy piece of iron to keep the weight down, he suggests.
For more on making an iron easell, visit the UIB website.