The plywood version of my chevalet design is officially a success. It cuts really nicely, is solid as a rock, and can be put together considerably more economically than a solid wood model and with less woodworking experience. ...... but it looks like plywood. :-(
Well it did until today anyway. The new owner of the prototype ( one of my recent students, Kendra) came over today and made a very good start on hammer veneering it with some pretty 1/16” mahogany. She hadn’t done any of this before but did a fine job. We (Kendra) got more than half of the veneer on and it should be easy to finish tomorrow.
In other news, I have made an arrangement with a local CNC shop to produce the parts, precision cut at considerably less cost than I could make them myself so I will be able to offer my future students a very good option for acquiring their own chevalet.
Also for anyone interested in the Sketchup, it has been upgraded with a few refinements including alignment holes that will make assembly of the CNC version a piece of cake.
Here are a few photos of today’s fun and games.
Thanks for looking in
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/