I was doing some business with the owner of a local paper arts store. (She was buying the samples I’d brought over.) A man walked in, looking for a source of non-plastic artists pallets, but also not in true wood (didn’t want the wood grain holding paint).
The owner looked at me, I smiled, and she said to the man, “What sizes do you need? I’ll have some in stock w/in a week.”
So now I have questions for the painter community: if you had a custom-made pallet, what features would you want? I plan on making them from draftboard (the man’s sample was 1/8" plywood). However, I’ve never used one, and the photos don’t give me the understanding of the needs to be met.
When someone specifies an 8" pallet, is that the length or the width? The man wants a cove to accomodate the arm, but I don’t see how that works based on the photos I’ve seen. Here’s my version, modeled on a photo:
I know some large guy’s thumb won’t fit like mine does; what are typical dimensions?
Thank all y’all for your input.