Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie #4: making progress

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 12-06-2013 05:53 PM 926 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Jointing the base and main column Part 4 of Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie series Part 5: double tenon »

Picking up from where I left off..

I marked out the shape of the seat, and used my Wenzloff rip saw to cut the sides away..

Wow… now that’s tracking a line!

I could not tell at what angel the rear leg is beveled at, so I guessed at 10°

Then I cut rabbet and dado for the front leg and the stretcher..

Then the rabbet and dado for the rear leg and stretcher..


Then after jointing the seat, I marked out and cut the front leg to seat tenon.

Then the rear leg to seat tenon

Coping out most of the waste for the front leg.

I used my brace and a bit to hog out most of the material,

Then cleaned everything up with chisels.

I am quite pleased so far

Now with the base and column set into place…

This weekend I am hoping to find time to cut the double mortise and tenons to attach the column to the base.

Thanks for checking in..

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 06:30 PM

Love that wood you got there. Rare to see that thight gran..
Interesting read. Would love to hear more about your design considerations, materials etc!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 06:32 PM

Moving along nicely.
The stretcher is the one thing that I didn’t notice in the photos that I built my first one from.
All the ones I built have a foot instead. Makes no difference but just a funny story.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 09:03 PM

Good progress!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-06-2013 09:54 PM

I’m watching and loving it.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 12-06-2013 11:44 PM

Nice to see this coming along so well. I guess I’m not the only one who’s shop looks like it was hit by a wood shaving tornado in the middle of a project. You do have me felling better …..... I think yours is worse:)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 04:52 AM

kaerlighedsbamsen: I am using the dug fir because its what I was able to buy, when I wanted to buy it, at a great price. As for my design considerations, I am using Paul (shipwrights) sketchup as a refereance, but mostly I am using the drawing from Pierre Ramond’s book. Once I have used it for a while I might change things, but that’s for later.

Tinnman: That’s nothing… I had to sweep up a little to make room on the floor to even take that picture.

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#7 posted 12-07-2013 06:03 AM

Great progress Jeremy! You are right on track!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 11:20 AM

Coming along nicely Jeremy.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 05:20 PM

I had to search for a picture of what this was, looks like a pretty cool tool. You’ll be to busy doing marquetery to need that tablesaw anymore.

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 05:26 PM

How long did it take for you to spread around all that sawdust and shavings to make it look like your actually working?

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 06:41 PM

Just a few min Bobby, I keep prepackaged ‘mess’ bags in the other room that I load with measured amounts of shavings vs. saw dust, and when ever Im about to take some pictures on a fake project I just go and get one or two. I even have templates on which tools to lay where on the bench for background appeal. Its actually quite an extensive process. Maybe one day I will write a blog about it.

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 06:44 PM

I’m surprised your subject wasn’t a cutting board…

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 06:50 PM

Sometimes I even hire a hand model..

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 06:52 PM

Bawaahahahahahaa!!! Match point…

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