A couple of weeks ago I delivered the first plywood chevalet kit to a cruise ship that was visiting Victoria. It took a short cruise to Seattle and then headed out to its new home in Northern California. Well it is now ready for its official debu...
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Location: Vancouver Island (summer) Arizona (winter)
Retired wood boatbuilder. My retirement woodworking interests are furniture and marquetry. I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I've never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least a couple of things that I hope I can accomplish but that I'm not sure I can. I try to use local hardwoods when I can rather than commercial "store bought" material. I like that it gives a feeling of heritage to the piece.
*2015 update* after four years of intensive marquetry I have started a new venture, The Canadian School of French Marquetry, offering week long courses in June and September each year.
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-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
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It’s been a quite a long haul getting all the bugs worked out but the first CNC cut chevy was delivered yesterday and the next three are ready to go. The plan here was to give my students an affordable choice to custom made hardwood “f...
Fall classes are rolling around in a few weeks and there’s something new. I now have students who have enough experience to benefit from a piece by piece class and two will be taking advantage this September. This means that I have to prepar...
I have finally finished the build blog to go along with the plywood chevalet. I only covers the plywood parts as the rest is covered in my original blogs hosted here. This time I have decided to host the build blog on the CSFM website and it wa...
The replacement of the warped main column of my old chevalet is all done and dusted and it won’t be warping again any time soon. Here are some progress pics and final shots. It still needs a little more finish on the new part but that can be...