2013 July - After the Schaller workshop in Bend OR I decided I needed a very light weight easel. So I built one using my camera tripod. The tripod fixture which locks in the camera was used to lock in the easel board. The palette tray was made from the plastic board; with alumimun edges added. It sits on the tripod folding shelf and clamps on. Everything disassembles for compact easy carry: palette tray an easel board fit into the large portfolio case and the tripod fits into the carry bag I bought.