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Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #6: Slow Progress ......but progress none the less

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 07-31-2015 03:27 AM 1413 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: "Furniture" Complete, Done for Now Part 6 of Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action series Part 7: Saw Frames, Clamp Springs, and Adjustable Height »

When I left off last time I said that the “furniture” was done. That wasn’t quite true and it took quite a while to finish the job. Because I will have to break these chevalets down for storage (or possibly shipping) I decided to bolt certain joints that I normally glue so they could be dis-assembled. In the case of this arm to post joint it also allows the arm to be reversed to left handed position. I may need that at the school some time.

The shipper managed to break the last chevy I shipped at this joint so it gets bolted as well (for dis-assembly).

This is the mortise for the clamp pedestal. Sorry no photos of the pedestals but they’re pretty boring.

The bearings arrived from Igus right on time. I bought some new ones this time for the tops of the adjusters. I will retrofit my old chevalets as these are a real improvement.

They are little self aligners that press fit on a shoulder in a 13/16” hole.

I needed to pick up my steel before I could try them out.

This is how they look with just the round bar in place.

They are capable of mis-aligning far more than required here.

This is how things looked when I shut down today, forty hours in. Sixty is starting to look a bit ambitious.

Tomorrow I make saw frames and clamp springs.

Thanks for looking in.

Paul

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



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rance

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 03:35 AM

Fascinating Paul, just fascinating. Could you pass on the P/N of those bearings? They look useful for many projects. I can’t tell if they are plastic, bronze, or ceramic. Thanks.

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

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shipwright

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 03:45 AM

They are KGLI 06’s (the 06 is the 3/8 id).
They are ceramic.
The rod end ones are KARI 06’s.
I will update my original build blog with the numbers and description so it’s all in one place.

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 03:47 AM

Paul if this catches on you could also go into production. Really nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 04:13 AM

Good progress Paul and a nice update on the CHEVY .
Those are cool bearings and yes the name of the source would be good to know .
I tried to download the Sketch UP file but it’s not working any idea ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 07-31-2015 04:32 AM

You are the man, Paul. Keep it up!

Cheers,
Tom

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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shipwright

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#6 posted 07-31-2015 05:00 AM

Tom, I don’t want to build chevalets. I want to teach people to use them.

Klaus, I’ll try to send you a link. In your hands one of these would be a force to be reckoned with.
Here is the source. http://www.igus.com/igubal

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

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#7 posted 07-31-2015 05:24 AM

Very interesting, Paul!

You’re doing a Fantastic job!

Your students will really appreciate your hard work! ... for sure!

Thank you for the updates!

-- 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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#8 posted 07-31-2015 06:43 AM

You make me even gladder then I was about reading this blog. Dis-assembly means to me that in the future with your permission I can build my own. THANKS

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 07-31-2015 07:13 AM

I totally need to get on this. I live in San Diego, so a class at the ASFM is high on my list of priorities so I need to get on building one of these.

The real problem is the same one that I had with chair making. Making the Chevalet has nothing to do with honing the craft of marquetry much like building a shave horse has nothing to do with honing the craft of chair making.

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#10 posted 07-31-2015 07:53 AM

Martin,
As Paul says here above that he doesn’t want to build chevalets (to sell them),...
Patrick Edwards announces complete chevalet kits.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#11 posted 07-31-2015 09:55 AM

Great progress Paul despite the delay caused by the bolting issue. Those ‘press’ bearings are really good. I might get some if I ever find a pipe of the right diameter. I wouldn’t worry too much about the few extra hours as you will have them forever once
they are finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 07-31-2015 12:46 PM

Paul

I am really enjoying following this blog. I am really enjoying following this blog. I have had an interest in marquetry since I was in hign school. I even tried one of Constantine’s kit. When I get a little caught up I am probably going to try it again Maybe take it a little farther.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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rance

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#13 posted 07-31-2015 02:42 PM

Thanks Paul.

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

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#14 posted 08-01-2015 07:07 PM

Paul,these are really looking great. I think bolting these together for easy transport and storage is a great idea. Thanks for the updated info on the bearings, I am definitely have to retro-fit mine.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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