Plywood Chevalet #6: The Cruising Chevy Finds a Home

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 08-27-2016 11:51 PM 1929 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple of weeks ago I delivered the first plywood chevalet kit to a cruise ship that was visiting Victoria. It took a short cruise to Seattle and then headed out to its new home in Northern California. Well it is now ready for its official debut on LJ.
David and Linda, the new owners, have done a fine job of assembling and finishing her with shellac and wipe-on poly.

I think she looks just great showing off her 65 ply column. Congrats on a great job!

Maybe you don’t have to hide the plywood with veneer ….. unless you want to.

Here are a few photos that David just sent me. You be the judge.

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

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 11:54 PM



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

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#2 posted 08-28-2016 12:06 AM

Looks great to me Paul, excellent work all round.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 01:08 AM

Teamwork! How great it is. Looks fantastic as a finished project, but the initial, desin, planning, and cutting of the components were crucial to the success. Congrats Paul, David, and Linda

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

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#4 posted 08-28-2016 01:42 AM

Looks good!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-28-2016 02:45 AM

I’m guessing you’re feeling pretty good right now. I’d be.

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#6 posted 08-28-2016 06:11 AM

It looks great Paul. Did David and Linda tell you who was going to be the first to use it?
I hope that they both enjoy it for many years to come.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 08-28-2016 07:17 AM

It certainly looks good Paul

i am kind of mystified as to why a chevalet would be on a cruise ship?
is it being used to transport it somewhere?

Otherwise I am thinking its a bit like taking a TV set camping!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 08-28-2016 07:47 AM

Thanks all.

Tom, yes, pretty good for sure.

John, they didn’t say who gets first go.

Rob, they are from California. They were on an Alaska cruise that stopped in Victoria (near me) just before returning to Seattle from where they drove home. I dropped it off to them at the ship to avoid the cost of international shipping.

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

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#9 posted 08-28-2016 07:52 AM

Well that all makes sense to me now… good thinking !!

P.S. I should have read the previous blogs First as well ..dummy!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 08-28-2016 06:25 PM

Beautiful work… kits…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 09-07-2016 03:08 AM

Bet that gives you a very warm “fuzzy” inside Paul, after all your design & development work to see the first go to a mad keen user, he’s obviously chuffed as well
great ending (or should I be saying Start) :)

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

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#12 posted 09-10-2016 12:18 PM

Congrats Paul.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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