One Chevalet Please .... To Go ...

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Project by shipwright posted 08-13-2016 08:56 PM 1451 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first kit sold of my plywood version chevalet. It is going to a couple in California who both want to use it so the 3” adjustability will be fully used. The thing that makes this interesting is the shipping mode. The purchasers are currently on an Alaska cruise and will be stopping in Victoria for the day tomorrow. I will meet them at the cruise ship terminal and we will make our exchange. They plan to keep it in their cabin and need to be able to carry it off the boat when they get to Seattle.

Enter my old Ping carry bag with the two shoulder straps. It was labled for the dump anyway but the straps will do nicely and save my clients’ shoulders in the bargain.

This is the complete kit, actually assembled and tested before shipping. I included a couple of close ups of the assembled chevalet featuring the 65 ply column.

If my American friends will permit the paraphrase, .... A marquetry saw of veneer, by veneer and for veneer.

Thanks for looking


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

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#1 posted 08-13-2016 09:02 PM

Very cool kit. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the chevalet when they get home.

What a bonus on an Alaska Cruise. Took one in June and enjoyed it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 09:13 PM

Amazing accomplishment Paul. I am impressed!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 08-13-2016 09:35 PM

Let me join the chorus, that is simply amazing! I never would have thought a tool that size could be carried so easily. Way to go, Paul!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 08-13-2016 09:50 PM

Fantastic! Well done.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 08-13-2016 10:27 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 08-13-2016 10:32 PM

Now that’s pretty darned neat, Paul.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 08-13-2016 10:52 PM

Carry on knock down and tested Chevy ,well done Captain .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 08-13-2016 11:04 PM

Very nice way to send it on its way! No shipping charges or customs to go through!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-13-2016 11:23 PM

Nice job!

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#11 posted 08-13-2016 11:52 PM

Well done Paul. They may get tired of sharing and adjusting the seat and want another one.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#12 posted 08-13-2016 11:52 PM

Nice going Paul… Lucky they will be there, in person, to get it!

Will they have Customs problems getting it into USA?

How much is a kit like that? with shipping to Calif. 91701?
Is this for the complete unit ready to work?

Looks COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 08-14-2016 12:40 AM

Well done Paul, looks like you have cracked the market with the ready to assemble kit. Great to have it picked up.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#14 posted 08-14-2016 01:27 AM

It looks excellent. I like the simple adjustable height concept.

-- Madburg WA

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#15 posted 08-14-2016 01:59 AM

Nice pqackage. You’re the IKEA of Chevys. LOL! There are assembly instructions?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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