Chevy II; The Canadian Cousin #6: Repairs / Transplant Complete

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 07-22-2016 08:47 PM 998 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The replacement of the warped main column of my old chevalet is all done and dusted and it won’t be warping again any time soon. Here are some progress pics and final shots. It still needs a little more finish on the new part but that can be done all assembled. I also made the new column an inch longer so that at my 25 1/2” setting the adjustment is no longer topped out.
I’m really pleased and just can’t see myself ever building a chevalet out of solid wood again. ...... Really!

Thanks for looking in


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 07-22-2016 08:51 PM

Nicely done Paul.

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 08:54 PM

Now we’re all waiting to see when we can order the pre-cut plywood parts to build one ourselves!

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 09:49 PM

Plywood is #1

Great work…

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#4 posted 07-22-2016 09:56 PM

Well done sir!

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#5 posted 07-22-2016 10:28 PM

Nice work Paul, You really can’t tell the old from the new on this chevy

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 07-22-2016 10:39 PM

Great to see the repair done and it does look good and should be better long term .
I have used this type of lamination process for years making table legs ,newel and bed posts etc. with great results and find it better then solid or laminated solid lumber .
Here is a post I did several years ago that shows the process


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 07-22-2016 10:52 PM

Thanks all,

Ocelot, I’m getting the first CNC parts this week. Two are already sold. I’ll post the kit options when I get them sorted out.

Klaus, You’re right it is a very old method, pre-dating plywood I’m sure. I don’t know when or where I started using it. You certainly can’t argue with its strength.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 07-22-2016 11:06 PM

Where do you get the energy??? I guess a lifetime making a living in a form of woodworking has really paid off in the”hobby” woodworking as well.

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#9 posted 07-22-2016 11:18 PM

I’d say that is the way to go for long term stability.


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

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#10 posted 07-23-2016 12:11 AM

Great save.

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 01:38 AM

Great transplant Doctor Paul. :)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 07-23-2016 11:16 AM

Great result Paul. I can see that working with ply is a lot easier and the veneering process makes it look as good as solid, but without its disadvantages.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 07-25-2016 02:03 AM

Very interesting Paul!

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