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Plywood Chevalet #4: The Build Blog is Up

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 08-09-2016 05:00 AM 681 reads 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Hammer Veneering .... Won't be long now. Part 4 of Plywood Chevalet series Part 5: CNC Kits are Ready to Go »

I have finally finished the build blog to go along with the plywood chevalet. I only covers the plywood parts as the rest is covered in my original blogs hosted here.

This time I have decided to host the build blog on the CSFM website and it was just too much work to do twice.
...sorry.
Anyone interested can find it here: http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/blog.html

Thanks for looking.

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



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Schwieb

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 10:19 AM

Really fine work as always, Paul This all makes total sense.

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 01:38 PM

Good job with the plywood. Someday I want to build a chevy just need to get caught up on a few other projects.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 02:39 PM

I sense mail order kits in the future :)

-- Regards, Norm

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kiefer

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 10:33 PM

Well done Paul!
Quite a comprehensive tutorial and along with the Sketch up model and cut list it should be easy and straight forward to build a CHEVY even I could do it I think .
Now what about the hardware is that the next tutorial ?
Do you sell the hardware kit ?

Klaus

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

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 11:04 PM

Tip of the hat Paul, it’s been quite a journey & learning for those who followed :)
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 08-10-2016 12:09 AM

As always, Paul. Exceptional work. I’m real happy for your accomplishments, Paul. I truly look forward to the day I can take your class.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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shipwright

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#7 posted 08-10-2016 02:18 AM

Once we get the CNC parts cutting properly (soon I hope), yes kits will be available in various stages of completion.
Yes the hardware will be available also.

Thanks and stay tuned.

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

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#8 posted 08-10-2016 02:45 AM

Thanks Paul! Appreciate all the work that went in on these.

-- I never finish anyth

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#9 posted 08-11-2016 05:07 PM

Paul, I think in the back of your mind you were led to using plywood on the Chevalets so you would have another surface to cover with marquetry!!

Nice work on them!!

Jim

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

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shipwright

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#10 posted 08-11-2016 07:31 PM

That could be Jim …. for my students anyway. I don’t need any more chevalets for myself. I already have six. :-)

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

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#11 posted 08-14-2016 12:28 AM

Paul,
First off, thanks for the effort and making it available.

Even though I have used SketchUp before and have it loaded, it is not software I can use well to create cut paths. I did export it to 2D dxf from Sketchup, but it ended up out of scale. The 29” ended up 38.9”. So, reduced it to 74.55% and it is within a thousandth of an inch. Not sure what the export did.

Steve.

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shipwright

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#12 posted 08-14-2016 04:36 AM

Steve, We weren’t ultimately able to use Sketchup for the cut paths because it is not a vector program. I had to redraw the whole thing in Inkscape and the CAD program my CNC guy uses was able to read that. It’s been a real chore but we are pretty much there now.

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

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#13 posted 08-14-2016 04:26 PM

Paul,
It seems that SketchUp’s idea of a top view is different, it is still a slightly tilted view. I was able to convert the Sketchup dxf export for the outline of all the parts, but the holes are a special pain. The holes being on a slight tilt don’t come out as round, so no way in my first CAD attempt could I get a center-point to make them a circle. I’m going to try some things with the holes to create them accurately.

I can share my current results with you. I cleaned up the original export in Vectric V-Carve 8.5, but it doesn’t have an ability to accurately determine the original positions of the holes. Then I exported that to dxf and read it into BobCad and am working getting holes in the right position. BCC lets me place items more accurately that V-Carve. I don’t have Vectric Aspire which has better CAD capability. PM me or post an email address.

Steve.

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shipwright

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#14 posted 08-14-2016 04:52 PM

We have the program working now Steve. Once I drew it in a vector graphic program most of the problems went away.

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

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