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Chevy II; The Canadian Cousin

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Blog series by shipwright updated 1192 days ago 3 parts 8596 reads 39 comments total

Part 1: Garry Oak Slabs to Basic Framework

1202 days ago by shipwright | 14 comments »

I’ve already blogged my AZ chevalet so this will be a simple “keep you up to date” one about “Chevy II”. When I moved to my current address and built my shop I was fortunate enough to run into a fellow who was moving and had to sell his hoard of local hardwoods. Long story short, I bought two heaped pickup truck fulls of a variety of local hardwoods, all two or more years air dried, for $200 and he helped me move it. I’m not usually a big Oak fan but as ...

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Part 2: Operational but not "Finished"

1195 days ago by shipwright | 13 comments »

Chevy II is now a working chevalet de marqueterie, but she’s not “finished”. The next week’s schedule will be something like: Put a coat of finish on the chevalet in the warm room. Leave it be and work on getting my boat ready for the rest of the day. Repeat. The actual building of one of these has all been covered so I’ll try to stick to upgrades and improvements. The first photo shows the rebates I made in the vertical adjusting end of the carriage base. ...

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Part 3: The Handle, an Adventure with Cocobolo and Hide Glue.

1192 days ago by shipwright | 12 comments »

I know I kind of wound this blog up last time but this little adventure was enough fun to warrant another post. As you know if you read the last entry, The knob was about the only thing left to make. How hard can that be? ............. Hard. I started out with a stack of 2 1/4” square x 7/8” Cocobolo blocks and a few thin pieces of Arbutus and Paduk. Here’s where I went wrong, maybe. I didn’t try to remove surface oil before gluing. The gluing process was very simp...

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