Set up your plein air easel

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  1. Unwrap the narrow strap from around the easel along with the Canvas Support Pegs. Remove the Hooked Rod and Extender Leg from stored position.
  2. Pull the brass knob to full tension toward your palm and slide each leg out to desired height, releasing the knob into its relaxed position. Be sure leg spring snaps into the hole, especially while in storage, to ensure good spring tension for the life of the easel.
  3. Drop down the Cross Bar from the right leg and insert it into the Bracket on the left leg.
  4. Unhook Palette Support Bars from the top of the rear leg. Let the Copper Clad Holder slide all the way down to the rear leg, allowing the Palette Support Bars to spread and drop into the desired notches on the Crossbar. To make the easel rigid, slide the Copper Clad Holder forward slightly as a tensioner (optional).
  5. Place the Canvas Support Pegs into the front legs at the desired height.
  6. Note: For extremely uneven terrain, the extender leg plugs into the bottom holes on any leg.
Setting Up Your Take It Easel
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