Friday, May 6, 2022

Wet panel carrier

 I made a serviceable little wet panel carrier for the 6" x 8"s that I use with the small cigar box pochade out of scraps of birch plywood. It holds up to 8 panels back to back in four slots, which I hogged out with the table saw and cleaned up with the Dremel tool. The top is held on with Velcro.

Homemade wet panel carrier with cigar box pochade box

Closeup of wet panel carrier showing slots to hold panels

Closeup of wet panel carrier with top on

Dump Wagon

I didn't know what this thing was, just that it took the late afternoon light nicely standing by the side of the road. After some Google sleuthing, I think I can identify it as a side dumping silage wagon, or dump wagon. The diagonal tube across the front is a hydraulic piston that lifts the hopper up and pivots it over the top of the horizontal frame to dump the contents.

Watercolor sketch of an orange metal wagon in warm sunlight. The wagon consists of a chassis with four rubber-tired wheels, a frame, and a wedge-shaped hopper. Green fields and trees in background.