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Project by Dutchy posted 11-10-2015 08:25 PM 2189 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building a chevalet. I want to thank Paul (aka shipwright) and Mike for their help. Downloaded the Sketch up drawing made by Paul.

I don’t have adequate place for a stand alone chevalet so I builded one out of two pieces. This two pieces I can mount on/too my workbench. I don’t have planned to do marquetry work but want to use the chevalet for my toy making work and also want to do some intarsia work on it. I hope this will work.

The only thing I bought was a 1 mtr. 12 mm tube and some saw blades. For the rest I used only that what I had in store.

I also made some blog entries about the building process.
http://lumberjocks.com/Dutchy/blog/series/12026

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?





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#1 posted 11-10-2015 08:30 PM

That is a nice adaptation. Keep us informed on how that works for toy making. That would give the excuse I am looking for to build one.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 08:58 PM

Space saving design!! Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 09:16 PM

A chevalet is something I’ve been wanting in my shop but have no room for it. This is great.

-- James

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 09:26 PM

First I would not place this project. The pictures where not that good. But now I realize you enjoyed it. Therefor: Thanks guys for your comments.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 11:12 PM

It’s not the picture quality. It’s your adapting the chevalet to fit your space requirements and using it for other than marquetry.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 11-11-2015 12:13 AM

Innovative work Jan.
Good luck with your toy making and intarsia.
Maybe we can still lure you over to marquetry…...

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 11-11-2015 02:04 AM

Nice piece of engineering and sourcing all the material to make the bearings .
Quite a different set up than what a normal chevelat would look like but the way you did it should work I just hope it’s not going to be hard to set up after its taken down as I understand that the blade alignment is critical .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 06:55 AM

Paul .......maybe, but did you reed James his comment?

Klaus Your alignment argument makes sense and I have to made some fixation pins for quick and secure setup.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 07:30 AM

Excellent adaptation for small European spaces! I know the problem with space and this is just great. For toy making it is perfect. I often have the problem with small parts and the big blade on the bandsaw. and I enjoy muy fingers and keeping them. You can get great accurate cuts, save time on sanding and have a lot of control. Really great idea Dutchy!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 11-11-2015 02:23 PM

That is really awesome. Very creative! I have a small shop, too, but if I build a chevalet, I will convert my office to my room de chevalet! Lol. Happy cutting!

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#11 posted 11-11-2015 06:12 PM

Great idea.

-- Julian

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#12 posted 11-11-2015 09:09 PM

Excellent work Jan. It will be interesting to know how it is performing for you with the various types of work you are planning to do with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dutchy

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#13 posted 11-11-2015 09:53 PM

Thanks all.


Mike
As soon as possible I will let you know how it is performing. I hope to get sawblades tomorrow.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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