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portable artist bench?

Anyone have easy plans for making  a portable artist's bench (aka "horse")?  I mean, like really, really portable for a woman who has neck and shoulder issues?  I saw an amazing one on eBay, but it costs $250.00.  Any ideas?

Here is the eBay link, if you would like to see what I'm talking about.  

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dllViewItem&Item=
270363834810&Category=41204&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1#ht_1531wt_1139

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LauraGrimes (author) 6 years ago
You'll have to copy and paste the eBay link.
Seems like the listing is gone. Do you have any links to other examples? I don't know if you work in oils, pastels, watercolors, etc. I guess you are looking for an attached easel with a storage cabinet or bench/stool? Hard to picture what you need. Anyway, you can make most setups portable with casters and locking wheels. You can add a frame to anything so it can be pushed like a cart or wheelbarrow, even smaller if it all folds up. Or do you need a suitcase like setup?
LauraGrimes (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
See if this "cut and paste" works for the one I''m interested in. It's basically a folding chair with attached easel: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270363834810&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1531wt_1139 The attached photo is an example of a really nice classic artists horse, but it's not particularly portable:
best-caballo-art-horse.jpg
The portable one seems like a hacked director's chair. The X struts for legs may have been shortened to lower the height to a stool and webbing strung across for the seat. It looks like an adjustable easel has been attached to one of the shortened arm rests. The easel has an extending leg to make that the tripod and hinged for angle adjustment. Someone with basic woodworking skills would be able build one of these.
LauraGrimes (author) 6 years ago
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270363834810&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_1531wt_1139 Let's see if this "copy and paste" will work.