The easel was made using half-lap joinery as seen here.
Half- lap is where material is remove to half the depth of each piece and then fitted together…
I used my new SCMS and set the depth on the micro adjustment screw.. fairly quick… and I was able to make the angled scarfs easily enough…I used a spacer to move the timber away from the fence so I could get the cut right across.
Adjustable supports ride up and down on the central post and are tightened using a t-nut and knob set up..
Final touch was made using a pencil taped to a block of wood… I then set the easel on the bench and ran the pencil around each leg to mark the angles so the legs would sit flat on the floor..