I just re-read this blog 900 odd days after originally posting it. I was taken by how far I’ve come in the interim. Please, if you are looking for information about this tool, go to the chevalet clubhouse, read my more recent blogs, or better yet take a class at The American School Of French Marquetry where they actually know what they are talking about. Above all don’t listen to anything I said here 900 days ago. I knew so little I’m surprised I could feed myself.
Looking back, I guess I’m a little proud of myself for jumping in with both feet and building my first chevy having never seen one, and then trying to teach myself how to use it but it would have been a lot simpler (although maybe not as much fun) to seek professional help first rather than a year later. My wife said at the time that I should seek professional help but I’m not sure she meant going to ASFM.
Anyway, I’m glad that I did it and would still highly recommend the tool to anyone serious about marquetry. I would of course also recommend the classes. Thanks Patrick, Patrice and Kristen for all the help and guidance. I may get good at this yet some day.
Thanks LJ’s for your patience with me.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/