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...
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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 fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
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Chevy II is five years old now and has never missed a beat. It still cuts perfectly square with the adjusters in neutral position but the whole column has developed quite a curve to the right (as you sit on it). This may be because the column is t...
The plywood version of my chevalet design is officially a success. It cuts really nicely, is solid as a rock, and can be put together considerably more economically than a solid wood model and with less woodworking experience. ...... but it looks ...
The plywood version of my chevalet de marqueterie is now functional and the new owner loves it. It performs the keyhole test perfectly with no adjustment on the horizontal and vertical adjusters, is solid as a rock, and doesn’t even look too...
I spent several hours today measuring and inputting to SU to come up with a workable set of plans for this “easy to build” model chevalet and it is at the point that I would like some feedback, let’s call it proof-reading. It is ...