I had two LJ friends over today to do a test drive and we managed to shoot a surprisingly passable video. We started with my digital camera but its battery died so we switched to one of theirs. I was able to find a video editing program downloadable free and managed to clean up the part from my camera but the rest will have to wait a day or so. Anyway this should give you a pretty good idea of how it works. I’m a complete virgin at this video stuff (and the chevalet for that matter) so don’t laugh too hard.
A couple of points. I say it is comprised of three parts, then only mention two…. Oops. The other is the structural frame… You knew that. Many of you may find it long. I won’t be offended if you check out. I was trying to show the project in real time. It took about the same time as the video. the few edits are just minor clean up.
The remaining part will show how the four rowboats turned out (It’s boulle marquetry so if you have a four veneer pack you get four pictures.) and another piece with very sharp corners being cut.
Hope this answers the questions that many of you have had about this fine old tool.
EDIT: “Here are some much better videos done a year and a bit later, After I knew what I was doing. There’s quite a difference.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/