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Post by facefantasy on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:53 pm

I have been wanting to post this for awhile........finally got some photos. My Fat Max with its addition, and table top....works very well for me.

Hubby added these L brackets to my Fat Max to carry my table top menu board and chair.


He also added a thin piece of wood inside to screw through and prevent the extra weight on the front from cracking the Fat Max.


I added a "table top" by cutting a Tri-Fold foam board to the size I wanted, taping the edges with duck tape, an punching two holes in the side....


hole on side


Table top is attached with two stretchy cords, one hook into holes, other end hooks onto axel of Fat Max...top is now secure


I put my table top, menu board and directors chair on the front, my face painting bag on top with drinks and camera and everything is easily rolled to the gig!!!
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Post by Sam I Am on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:58 pm

I often wonder if Stanley ever thought there FAT MAX would ever be used for anything like face painting and then think all the customisations we do to them, its such a versatile thing. Love your ideas, especially how you have secured the top.
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Re: My Fat Max

Post by facefantasy on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:01 pm

I neglected to say that I also use the cords to secure the boards and chair on the front by hooking them together and to the fat max....it works great for me!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:36 pm

Can I see the full set up? It looks pretty cool!
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Re: My Fat Max

Post by facefantasy on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:39 pm

Let me find a photo of it and I will post....
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Post by facefantasy on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:00 pm

Psalm, here are some photos of my setup....












The cloth is long enough to cover the open Max


closed and ready to go



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Post by LillyW on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:24 am

I don't understand how the table part works. Do you have a photo without the cloth?
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Post by Beans on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:46 am

O.M.G!!! What a Face
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Post by Lauri Strandell on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:05 am

Holy Guacamole , that is A SET UP!!! I live in snow, so the thought of anything that I would pull.....EEK!

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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:32 am

Lauri Strandell wrote:Holy Guacamole , that is A SET UP!!! I live in snow, so the thought of anything that I would pull.....EEK!

Now.. you could attach skies... and a reindeer Very Happy

I'd like to see it without the cloth, just to get the idea... Is the table just rested on the top or secured(I fear wind & children toppling my setup).
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Post by facefantasy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:13 am

The table top is secured by the stretchy "bungy" cords. will take a photo without the cloth and post. It really is very secure.
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Post by facefantasy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:38 am

Start with two 20" stretchy cords with hooks......


Hooks one end through hole in table top.....duck tape makes the hole stronger, prevents it from pulling through the foam.


Other end on the axel of Fat Max....


Do the same on the other side of your table/Fat Max using the second cord.

The tension in the cords pull the table top down tight.








Hope this helps explain how it is setup
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

My Fatmax setup is very similar but I never thought of the bungee cords to secure the tabletop when it is set up - THANK YOU!!! Absolutely brilliant and so simple!

My tabletop is a piece of thin board with trim on three sides - I posted some pics in my gallery a while back. With the paints on top, it is heavy enough that the wind won't blow it away but sometimes people bump it, so I'm quite thrilled with your solution!
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Post by facefantasy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:26 am

Isabelle, Glad to help....I was going to have my hubby cut a piece of wood for the top, but the foam board works so I decided not to add the weight. I saw your table top and it is awesome!!! I am amazed at how we all have such different setups....all what works for us! Debi
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Post by maggie on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:26 am

Awesome set up! That is a great idea about the table top.
Not sure why but I just love looking at everyones set up, please tell me I am not alone hehe.

I am lol! at the reindeer and skies comment.
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Post by maggie on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:28 am

Isabelle, i just looked at your set up too cyclops
btw, where did you get the brush bin, I want to get one but so far only found white.
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:38 am

That is a popsicle maker from the dollar store!! I threw away the handles. It's kind of light, though, and has tipped over a couple of times.

I'm thinking of making one out of PVC pipe, in a single row to go along behind my paint tubs.
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Post by maggie on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:39 am

I am talking about the gray square thing you fill up with water and has little wholes to place the brushes.
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:43 am

Oh the water tub... umm, I think I got it at a Buck or Two store about five years ago. Wish I'd bought more than one, because I've never seen them at a discount store ever since.

I have since bought my daughter a similar one at WalMart in the arts & craft section, it's bigger but does have the holes around the edge, and it is gray also. Like this:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/loew-cornell-brush-tub-ii/
But I only paid $8 for mine at WalMart.
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Post by maggie on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:51 am

I have never seen those at our walmart in CT.
Yeah, that's the one I found at the craft store but is white and I don't want white.

Found this one for $3.50 but is white

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/brush-washers-and-cleaning-supplies/brush-washers/brush-basin.htm
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:26 am

Here is a dark blue one made by Plaid:
http://www.hofcraft.com/paintingaccessories-brushstorageholders.htm

Even in gray, I find it VERY hard to keep clean and nice-looking. I've been looking for a dark-coloured one, I'm considering getting the blue one.

Edited to add:
I found this one on the Plaid website:
http://www.plaidonline.com/productDetail.asp?itemID=CS550324
I'd really like the teal/turquoise one on the top, but I can't seem to find it anywhere online. Crying or Very sad I can only find the navy blue one.

What I really like about my old gray one is that it has four water sections. When cleaning my brush, I swish in each of the compartments clockwise, so by the fourth one my brush is quite clean and the water in that section stays very clear. I would really like another one like that, the new one I bought only has three sections.


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Post by tanyamaldo119 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:31 am

My husband has been hooking up my Fatmax too. He added the brackets at the bottom. Now he is going to make a table top out of plywood. He is going to ad a lip on the bottom of the table top so it will fit snug on the top of the Fatmax so it wont fall off if kids bump into it and the is adding a lip on the top so my stuff won't fall off. Husbands are awesome!
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:36 am

Yes they are!!! Haha! Very Happy

My husband was planning to put some kind of lip on the underside, but we never got around to it. Now I think that I'm going to try the bungee cord solution. Be sure to post pics when you are done, I love seeing people's setups!
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Post by tanyamaldo119 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:45 am

Ok I will. I should have pictures up by midweek. I'm so excited. He also spray painted it a light purple for me...hehe!
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:52 am

Oh COOOOOOL!!! I definitely want to see that! Very Happy
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