In the segment on conical or double bevel cutting, I was using the scrollsaw as it was before my discovery of the chevalet. Since I built my first chevalet I have concentrated on packet cutting where the blade angle is always exactly 90 degrees. While the tool was originally developed and is best suited to this square cutting, it can accommodate conical style.
This is accomplished by replacing the sacrificial jaw parts with new pieces cut at the desired angle. Obviously this has limitations in the area of veneer thickness. As the veneer becomes thinner, the angle becomes steeper and you can only go so far without the body of the chevalet getting in the way. The experiment here was done with 1/16” veneer so the angle wasn’t too steep.
Like square cutting a small adjustment can be made using the adjusters on the carriage.
Cutting is set up the same as for the scrollsaw and is cut on the chevalet as any other chevalet piece except that the usual stiff packet cannot be employed. That creates problems that in my opinion negate any advantages that the reduced kerf might offer.
This is the result of the experiment. The kerfs are gone but the final effect is no better IMHO and the process took longer. For anyone who read my Chickadee Tray post, this was the first iteration of the motif. My wife, for whom it was being made thought the background was too busy and neither of us could live with the “cartoon” chickadees. I copied them from a Christmas card and they’d be fine in a cartoon scene, but they just plain didn’t work here. This one will languish on a shelf in the marquetry shop until I throw it out…. Oh well.
That’s it for now, Thanks for looking.
Questions, comments and critiques are always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/