Guerilla Painter ThumBox 6×8


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Guerrilla Painter ThumBox 6×8″ Version 2.0

The redesigned Guerrilla Painter ThumBox holds 2 wet 6″x8″ panels (0.13″ or 0.25″ thick) completely enclosed within the lid of the pochade box. It has a storage compartment under the sliding palette. It also has an easy-to-use adjustable lid bracket. This positively locks the lid in any position over a full 180° range with only one knob. This box features a hole for your thumb for handheld use. Additionally, it is predrilled for the Universal Tripod Mount Kit for use with a tripod and bumper feet (purchased separately). This box is made of strong basswood laminate with stainless steel reinforcing screws, glued joints and rustproof aluminum hardware. A rugged, lightweight construction. The slim new design makes this box easier than ever to travel with.

Total Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 3″
Weight: 1.5 lbs


It wasn’t long after the introduction of the 9″ x 12″ Guerrilla Box™ that Carl decided to add the ThumBox™ to the line. The 6″ x 8″ ThumBox™ featured the same quality design and craftsmanship of the 9×12 Guerrilla Box™ but also featured a thumbhole in the bottom so that it could be handheld. The original 6×8″ ThumBox™ was introduced in 2006. In 2011, the ThumBox™ evolved in response to customer demand into the ThumBox™ V2. This slimmer, lighter-weight version was introduced in late 2011 and features a simplified design that makes it easier to carry. The new 6×8″ ThumBox™ V2 still has all the high quality features and accessories that made the original so popular.

Carl says: “This box is descended from an original design that had homemade aluminum lid brackets to make the angle fully adjustable. Another feature that I added to this design was the raised front lip to make the lid compartment fully enclosed, protecting the paintings during transport. I came to use this lip as a hand rest – a built-in ‘mahl stick.’ I’ve used that original pochade for more paintings over the years than any other.

This redesign of the ThumBox™ is based on an ultra-light pochade box that I built to use while doing volunteer work in the back country of Bolivia in the 1990s’”

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