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How to Build a Chevalet From Scratch #6: New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 625 days ago 3859 reads 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have improved a fair bit since I posted the initial SU of the chevalet. In fact it was my very first attempt and it was, in a word awful. I may not be a pro yet but at least this SU can be pulled apart and measured.
There’s no need for further explanation except top say that this chevalet as drawn can be set up for a seat to blade height from about 22” to about 25”. That should accommodate almost everyone.

Here’s the link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1299d57b8d519f17a87f17765a809382

EDIT: Here’s an even better one with a “dimensions” layer. (thanks Rance)

Thanks for looking

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/



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Karson

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#1 posted 625 days ago

Thanks Paul

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chriso

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#2 posted 625 days ago

Thanks Paul.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 625 days ago

Paul, Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Schwieb

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#4 posted 625 days ago

Guys like you, keep guys like me, striving to do better. I hope I get to make this. Your diligence, and persistence, not to mention quality of work continues to motivate me.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Woodenwizard

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#5 posted 625 days ago

Paul;

Thanks for sharing. The more I see of you work the more I am tempted to build my own chevalet. Just need to find some spare time.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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rance

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#6 posted 625 days ago

Paul, when you posted your first one, I told you something to the effect of “You don’t know how bad you did.”. I think you have earned the award for “Most improved.”. Very well done. Anyone could build a fine machine using these plans. Great job. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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shipwright

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#7 posted 625 days ago

Rance,One of the byproducts of improving was that I now could see how right you were. It was embarrassing.
I feel much better about this one.
Thanks for the validation.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Gpops

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#8 posted 624 days ago

Hey Paul,
I agree with Schwieb, you keep us thinking. Thanks Don

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 624 days ago

Paul,

One day I would love to build this. I have so many projects on my to-do list that I don’t know if I’ll live long enough to experience a chevalet, but I’m downloading the SketchUp just in case, (it could be an all-night event on this dial-up). Thanks for sharing your incredible expertise.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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