|Project by shipwright||posted 10-01-2012 10:35 PM||7732 views||23 times favorited||39 comments|
This is my third chevalet de marqueterie. I should be getting it down pat soon.
There is a difference this time however, this one is a commission for a friend, a fellow Lumberjock in fact. He is a fine marqueteur already and I can’t wait to see what he does with a chevalet in his hands.
The material is spaulted Garry Oak with accents in Paduk, Wenge, Arbutus and Bubinga. The finish is Minwax Jacobean stain and antique oil.
I won’t go into much detail as the details are covered in my other two chevalet posts (here and here) but one notable improvement is the blade clamp system. By switching from steel to aluminium I was able to do a much better machining job without metalworking tools. They don’t work any better but look much more professional.
The last photo shows what Patrick Edwards would call the “pre-industrial” corner of my shop with two chevalets, my screw press and my new bench.
I did a small video to show the accuracy test used to assure complete squareness between the blade and the packet clamps (therefore the packet). You cut a keyhole shape from a piece of material as thick as your packet will be. If the cut out piece slides easily out of the hole either way without binding you are square in both vertical and horizontal planes. If the ball binds, you are off on the vertical plane and if the tail binds, you are off on the horizontal plane. There are built in adjusters to fix any problems. The good news here is that with all adjusters at zero the cut was perfect on the first try.
Thanks for looking.
Questions, comments and critiques are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/