On Friday I finished all of the wood componentry for my Chevalet. Out here in Swellendam, it is a little difficult to find certain things such as light thin chain for the foot pedal clamp. I know I have brass chain somewhere in the shop, but just cannot find it. My alternative will be to order some from Cape Town if it does not turn up.
I approached the wonderful plane maker, Jan Nezar (LJ-Toolchap) of Mossel Bay about 1.5 hours away to make up the metal components for the saw frame and he has very kindly agreed to help me. Jan is a real tool making legend.
My blades are on their way from Germany via Niqua’s local agent, Cape Watch & Co. in Cape Town and Rodger Brown of Cape Watch has agreed to keep the blades in stock for me. Kind, genuine wonderful helpful people all round.
So now I wait for bits and bobs. I should really have started the blade and saw frame fittings procurement process earlier so that I had them before I finished the build, planning has never been my strongest talent!
I did try to follow Paul’s drawing to make up the saw frame bits, but my metalworking skill are so very similar to my skiing skills, and I cannot ski! So I turned to the talents of the expert.
Once I have the fittings in hand, I shall post a photos of the completed Chevy.