One used easel
I said in my description:-
"I hope I'm not over selling here. For sale. My W&N Beechwood easel - purported to be for watercolour sketching.
Now, I don't want to be misleading, so here is MY description....
It is not versatile; I had to adapt it so the board didn't fall off at the slightest touch.
It's awkward to carry and not especially lightweight.
It cannot be folded up for ease of transportation.
It is not possible to satisfactorily secure it upright or tilt it to ANY required angle, including horizontal, without the whole thing collapsing into a heap.
I keep a spanner tied to the easel in the vain hope of one day being able to tighten up the nut and bolt satisfactorily.
The telescopic legs can be adjusted for best working position but have an annoying tendency to splay at the most inopportune moment. I over came this by tying string around the legs to hold them in position but that created a trip hazard.
Maximum extended Height:183cm, Width:81cm, Depth:83cm, Weight:1.4 kg.
MY PRICE: FREE (and I don't even care if it goes to a bad home).
Please note: as the spanner is the only redeeming feature of the easel it will not be included. However, as compensation, I will be leaving the splodges of blue oil paint on it."
I received the following response:-
"Thank you so much for posting, I have been poorly and this made me laugh out loud, laughter is obviously the best medicine as you did me the world of good....the fact that my son lives in the same village makes it even more interesting.....if he could bid on this and maybe take it to a bad home, ie use as firewood...then maybe he would be doing everyone a favour....he lives near the church is that near you?"
AND, even better than that was the bid of 1p.
Once bidding had ended some unlucky person had "won" it (why do they call it winning?) for one penny. Although they paid they did not collect it so it was re-advertised and once again it sold for one penny - and again, it has not been collected.
...and so it continues.
I have now adapted my camera tripod for use as an easel, it seems to work perfectly. Could it really be?