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Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #9: Rebranding, a Hide Glue Story

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 05-24-2016 12:50 AM 1376 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I originally built the four new chevalets the school didn’t have an official name so I branded them with my usual cypher, PRM. Following the first round of classes last fall it became The Canadian School of French Marquetry so I decided to rebrand the chevalets.

Here’s where it becomes a story about the virtues of hide glue. I was able to rehydrate the old glue holding the ciphers onto the chevy face plates and remove them without damage by applying hot water and driving it into the veneer with my steam iron. I used no pressure on the iron, just kind of floated it on the film of water. The water boiled under the iron briefly and then I was able to gently lift the old marquetry with a palette knife.

Sanding the new marquetry flush caused a little problem with the stain but I was able to re-stain carefully after first carefully shellacking the new logos.

I would like to point out to those people who are afraid that hide glue will fail if hot coffee is spilled on it that the removal of each of these little pieces required about five minutes of applying boiling hot water and then the iron, probably five or six times each before I could dislodge them.

Anyway, I now have the new school branding on all four of the new chevys and I quite like the look. The fifth of course (my own chevy) will remain unchanged. So here they are before and after.

Now I’m off sailing for a week before getting into the June classes starting on the 6th. I have four students for level one and five for level two. It should be fun.

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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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 05-24-2016 01:14 AM

Wow!

Nice rebranding. CSFM and sailing too. Sounds like you’re in Canadian heaven. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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prometej065

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#2 posted 05-24-2016 01:18 AM

Paul, my friend … a perfectionist :)
I wish you an interesting and fun course.

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-24-2016 01:52 AM

Very nice new logo, Paul. It is of the same fine quality of all your work.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 05-24-2016 04:03 AM

Paul,

We knew you would be an instant success with your school. Your attention to every little detail is a good example of why your school is successful!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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bch

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 04:23 AM

I am jealous that I’m not a retired man in your area so that I could take the classes. Regardless I remain a proud father of three in elementary school and am quite happy to be bound not by hide glue, but baseball and softball overlapping in time six of seven days a week. I will continue to admire the work you and your students do via this LumberJocks facility. Thank you for sharing! I admire from afar…

-- --bch

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 04:29 AM

Very good Paul!

Enjoy your sailing… Looking forward to seeing some of the interesting sights you visit.

Take care!

Glad your school is Taking Off! Satisfaction in motion!

-- 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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TheFridge

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 04:30 AM

Looking forward to trying HHG out. Thanks for all of your help and info.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 05-24-2016 04:36 AM

Very good Paul!

Enjoy your sailing… Looking forward to seeing some of the interesting sights you visit.

Take care!

Glad your school is Taking Off! Satisfaction in motion!

-- 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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Ken90712

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#9 posted 05-24-2016 07:57 AM

Wowza, always excited to see your posts. Great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 05-24-2016 10:09 AM

O how I wish I could have been one of those students starting in a couple of weeks. Best wishes and great work as always. forever the perfectionist.

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

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#11 posted 05-24-2016 03:24 PM

always good to learn about things in woodworking that i dont know, so now i know more about hide glue, the chevy’s look great, good luck with your classes, and enjoy the time sailing.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jim Rowe

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#12 posted 05-24-2016 06:21 PM

A very distinctive logo for the new school and a demo on the reversibility of HHG. Glad to see you are still using the sanding block!
Enjoy your sailing trip.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Celticscroller

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#13 posted 05-25-2016 02:50 AM

Your lettering is beautifully done. I’m in the process of practising doing some lettering on a marquetry project that I’m working on. Challenging! Too bad I don’t live on the Island – I’d be taking those classes.
Enjoy your sailing trip.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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shipwright

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#14 posted 05-25-2016 04:58 AM

Thanks everyone, I’m really looking forward to this set of classes. Level two will be doing “Painting in Wood” and I have some nice, challenging motifs for them to cut.

Jim, I have one here and one in Az and I use them every day….. and I always think of you when I do.

Anna, thanks. This lettering is quite large so it isn’t too hard. As for the classes …. maybe one day ….
I would enjoy meeting you.

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

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#15 posted 05-25-2016 02:46 PM

Nicely done Paul. Your attention to detail is amazing and I think you are the least laziest person I can think of.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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