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Post by dixieddl on Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:57 pm

Y'all are killing me!!! I've been wanting one for forever! Wish I had the money to spare!!
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Post by melisadill on Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:48 pm

So here is my fatmax set up. Got this and that idea from everyone and come up with something that I think will work for me. So far I really like it, but I've only practiced at the house out of it, lol!!



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Post by melisadill on Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:05 pm

Lol, oops! I hit send instead of preview. I was trying to see if the pics turned out huge again & they did, lol, I'm a nerd! Anyway wanted to tell ya'll a little more bout what I had going on.
On the top level toward the "back" I have my dry stuff, starblends and lumier powders and a cool idea I heard about from somewhere, my smoothie blenders in a pool noodle. I just cut a slit across the bottom and two to fit over the sides, LOVE it!! Also on the top I have my brushes, yes I have many more, just didn't have them set out cuz I was just practicing on my kids. With that being said, the brushes don't hit my arm cuz they are lower and the blenders are up higher, no prob for me-so far.
The second level I have a white net bag, that gets cliped to the side where I put my used sponges. In it's place I put my extra white and black that I'll pick up to do like work with.
The bottom level I have covered with the trey from the top level, as someone else had mentioned, perfect for hiding the purse! The treys of stamps are for super easy cheek art. Got the idea for that from someone at the LaFete Convention, I'm SO sorry I don't remember her name, I was very overwhelmed.
NOW, for the coolest tip!! My mom picked up a fatmax as well. Dad was sitting by her and he had a TV tray table infront of him-It's the perfect hight to slide underneath the lid for support!! Now pay attention, kinda hard to describe. There is a small lip on the edge of the lid, it's big enough to set on the table, but you cannot slide the whole table underneath. Now, for those of you who stand(I sit) it gives you that extra space to put more stuff on while still supporting. For those of us who sit, it'll give extra space for business cards, maybe a mirror, or what ever you would like a little extra room for. YAY MOM for figuring this out!
Hope my info helps someone! Thanks for letting me share all my details! HEHEHE!
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:48 pm

While I do think it looks amazing... I've been doing this so long that I am in downsizing mode... I'm taking less and less stuff with me.

Just be careful lifting those things in and out of your cars!!

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Post by BarbieSmith on Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:02 pm

Hey great description, thank you so much. I really need to reorganize mine!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:23 am

Yes, the weight can be an issue(I keep a 5 gallon water in the bottom & it can be quite heavy).
Love the tv tray idea but don't want to carry it... Maybe for festivals where I end up bringing more anyway.
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Post by JBax on Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:20 pm

Carry the TV tray? I keep a few bungee cords in mine. What doesn't fit inside, gets strapped to the front! My small extra table and director's chair fit nicely on the front. You just have to rig it so it doesn't slide down.
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Post by melisadill on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:54 am

Lol, I'm so retarted with the details, my friend picks on me all the time. I like to call it important or helpful information. Wink

I have a minivan & we have taken one of the seats out so that it's easier to get the kids in and out. With the van already set up like that, putting maxi in and out is no prob! What'll ya know having kids helped, hehehe!

Bungee cords, hmmm, I like that!

Thanks!
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:07 am

Yep, the mini-van helps. Bungee cords.... I could fit a whole circus in & on my fatmax w/ those Very Happy
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:52 pm

I have bungee cords and never thought of strapping something to them for transporting. Thank you for the tip about strapping the chair to it. My Fatmax fits perfectly in the back of my Lexus RX 330. Just the right height.

Please remember proper lifting practices ladies........lift/lower from the knees...(no bending over) your back will thank you. Don't want any of you to harm yourselves.
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Post by facefantasy on Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Finally!!! I just bought a Fatmax and can't wait to set it up! I have been looking at the photos of the way some of you have yours.....anxious to try this!
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:26 am

some pics with my fat max set up....sorry you can only partially see it, but I found it to work out very effectively.




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Post by Rosenberg-Cox on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:37 am

I did it! I bought one about ten days ago. Very Happy

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Post by cindy yee on Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:14 pm

[quote="ChangingFaceDesigns"]some pics with my fat max set up....sorry you can only partially see it, but I found it to work out very effectively.


hey, we have the same light weight directors chair. I like the signage clipped behind it. I think i will clip my menu board onto the back of the chair. i love my fat maxx too.

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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:41 pm

I clip postcard size handouts to the back of my chair w/ a take one sign. Works great!
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Post by Judy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:51 am

Yeah.. the sign is a great idea. I can use my car magnet!
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Post by Ruth on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:20 pm

Great ideas everyone!!!
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Post by barbb919 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:13 pm

my tool box is like suzy's tall enough for me to sit and work out of with paints on a table..or stand with my paints on top of my case i velcro my paints to the top of my lid. my directors chair has a small table attached to the side i put my rainbow cakes and glitter there in a tray with velcro strips to hold it down....
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Post by CABBYJ on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:25 am

Ok fax maxxers, do you guys find yourselves bending a lot for your paints? I couldn't get the thing open (guess I should go sober next time) Embarassed Long story, celebrating birthday & for some reason we get inspired and go to the hardware store!

Back to what I was really talking about, Rolling Eyes I'm 5'4" and am pretty close to my current work station. I'm concerned about having to constantly reach down (I paint standing). Is the fat maxx elevated?
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:48 am

I'm 5'3" & don't have trouble bending. It's at the same hight as the table I used to use.
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Post by AngieAnders on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:51 pm

Ideally, the table you work from should be three inches below where your elbow bends.
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:57 pm

Angie, that's good to know... well, the fatmax is about a foot from where my elbow bends Very Happy
I don't just stand next to it. I usually walk around it & try to move a lot, so only if I have a mega long gig do I have any real issues w/ a soar back. However, my back is the one area of my body that doesn't have issues. My feet are what I have to protect the most. No heals for this gal anymore Sad
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:24 pm

affraid @ Psalm What?????!!!!!! No Heels................I couldn't live with out my shoes....my shoes are like my children and they don't talk back or whine either....lololol

<------Resident Shoe-A-Holic

I shudder Shocked to think of a life without my heels..... ohhh I feel queasy No just thinking about it
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Post by barbb919 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:48 pm

changing you are so funny..
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:51 pm

Changing, you crack me up! lol!
No... shooting nerve pain while wearing heals made me look like a horse that needed to be put down. Flip flops are my friend now Very Happy
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