BEST SANTA FE 2 easel

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Item Code: JR880350

Mfg List: $1,775.00
Sale Price: $999.99
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Product Description:
BEST Santa Fe II by Richeson & Co. The Sante Fe models have been Handcrafted to perfection with American Red Oak for the serious artist. These easels are built to support heavy canvases with an adjustable extension on the main frame to maintain full stability. It has a double laminated quad base and a classic H-frame.

The Santa Fe II Easel is for artists who are working BIG! This easel can hold works weighing up to 300 lbs! This easel holds larger canvases than both Santa Fe I and Santa Fe II easels. The Marine style winch is designed to raise and lower art work with ease. This easel has a double mast design and rubber grips on the canvas trays to prevent your work from moving. Enjoy the melamine tray and two stainless steel canisters. Front-locking casters offer the option of mobility.

This is one of our best-selling professional-grade easelsl!



Specs:

Holds canvases up to 106" high.
Ceiling height: lowest setting is 78".
Highest easel setting is 129 inches.
Base width x depth: 24 x 30 inches
Shipping weight: 98 lbs.
Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Ships partially assembled by truck.

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BEST SANTA FE 2 easel
Number 880350
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4.6 out of 5, Based on 3 Reviews.
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Ann Arbor, MI
July 16, 2012

I bought the Santa Fe 2 just 2 days ago. Much easier to assemble than I thought from looking at the poorly written and hard to read instructions [NO VIDEO ENCLOSED]. Had to figure out how to make the winch crank down, not just up. You have to jiggle the little metal latch over the teeth, lifting one end so the winch can crank up AND down. <br />
Also the double mast top "painting trays" [meant to hold your painting at the top] slide down only about 4 inches. So, for example, if your painting was 42 inches high and set lower to the floor so you could paint near it's top, there would be no way to secure the top of it with the two small "painting trays." What I did was take the small painting SUPPORT, turned it upside down and slid it over the top, down to the top of my painting, tightened the black knob so it held the painting securely.<br />
Despite these flaws, so far I love it. It is beautiful, sturdy, strong and flexible.
Philadelphia
February 21, 2011

Pease note any modifications to your easel may void your warranty. <br />
Even though I really enjoy my Santa Fe II easel, I am 6' tall and the tray attached to the winch does not travel high enough, so I can finish the bottom of a painting while standing up. To correct this minor glitch,<br />
1) Remove the sliding frame (shaped like an upside down with four black cross-shaped nuts.<br />
2) Make a sketch of how the rope goes through the pulleys, eye lags and attaches to the winch.<br />
3) Remove the rope from the pulleys, single eye lag, and winch. <br />
4) Remove the two eye lags with pulleys and the single eye lag from the center brace. (do not remove eye lag and pulley from sliding tray).<br />
5) Stand the frame on end so it looks like a square shaped .<br />
6) Drill three holes in the bottom of the cross brace (make sure the holes are not larger than the eye lags), one in the center, one from the left side, the same on the right side. <br />
7) Attach one eye lag with pulley on the left side; attach one eye lag with pulley in the center, and a single eye lag on the right side. <br />
8) To replace the rope you will need a new rope at least 6 feet longer than the original.<br />
9). The tray with eye lag and pulley should be down at the base of the easel. Now replace the new rope following your sketch.<br />
10) The tray should now travel at least 6 feet high.
Pottstown, PA
July 02, 2006

JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW.... IN IT WAS A VIDEO SHOWING THE ENTIRE SET UP PROCEDURE... APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE... I LOOOVE MY REAL EASEL! ALL THE OTHER ONES FOR THE LAST 27 YEARS FELL OVER AT SOME POINT OF ADJUSTMENT AND BROKE. THANK YOU SO MUCH! TOP OF THE LINE ART EASEL! MARYANN