Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie #6: More jointing and merry mess making

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 12-11-2013 08:53 PM 1954 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: double tenon Part 6 of Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie series Part 7: Last day of freedom »

I only have a little bit of that slab left, just enough to make the rest of the larger parts of the chevy. I had to use my saw bench and a rip saw to cut them close to size.

Then joint the faces and glue them together.

The again, joint a face, and square everything up

Once again… the shop becomes a hamster cage…

But here is what I have so far.. the seat, main base and column

Then the arm, guide support and the guide support cross member are all ready for joinery.

But this is where I need to start being really careful with my measurements so that everything is right where it needs to be. This is where Paul (shipwright) and the Marquetry forum will be coming in really handy.

So hopefully next entry will have some interesting stuff.

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 09:33 PM

It’s looking very good and coming along nicely Jeremy. Those wood parts don’t look so thick in photos for some reason, but they are plenty thick and heavy when you start working them. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 10:44 PM

I’ll help any time Jeremy. Just ask.
I can’t help noticing that the carriage support post looks quite long (high) compared to the length of the arm.
Maybe it’s just the angle but something doesn’t look right. How deep a saw frame are you planning and are you allowing for a support area for your tray on the left end of the arm?

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 11:45 PM

Looks great Jeremy, Time to sweep up that shop again :)

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

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