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Blog entry by stefang posted 154 days ago 955 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wasn’t intending to blog my Chevy project again, but the truth is, I’m kind of excited today and I wanted to brag a little because I got my saw frame mounted finally, and since all the rest of the Chevy is made to hold that saw frame, I am now beginning to feel that I have actually accomplished something! Apologies for the bad mobil phone photos with the distorted saw frame support assembly in the first photo. Don’t worry though, they aren’t leaning backwards!

It’s know it still looks pretty rough. The saw frame hangers are just roughed out and like the rest of the project need chamfering, sanding, finishing. Before that, there are still a few details that need to be done. These include the height adjustment wedges for the big arm that holds the saw frame assembly, the adjustable saw frame rest, wheels on the jaw clamp assembly, the saw jaws that attach to the foot actuated clamp plus a few cosmetic details.

More important than the looks is that the saw frame slides very smoothly back and forth as it is supposed to do. There is still a ways to go before I can do the keyhole cutting test to see how it is lined up, but so far so good.

The Chevalet’s Godfather (we all know who that is don’t we?) will soon be Christening this latest addition to the family.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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shipwright

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#1 posted 154 days ago

Oh, that’s getting close Mike.
Do try to get some sleep. I know it won’t be easy until you get to that first cut but we all gotta sleep now and then.
I’m not sure I’m going to get much myself until you post this fine looking chevy.
Pretty exciting!

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

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grizzman

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#2 posted 154 days ago

it looks fantastic mike, im impressed with this, i bet your excited to use it, im excited to see you sitting at it, going to town

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#3 posted 154 days ago

wow mike
that sure looks good to me

you car buffs are sure something else

send the seat over
i’ll take it down ‘cross the border
and have it rolled and pleated for you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

12953 posts in 1969 days


#4 posted 154 days ago

Thanks much Paul. You might notice that I went with your regular saw frame hangers. I plan to put a drill depth stop collar at each end of the top bar with a washer at each end for the bar to ride on. The collars should keep the bar in place. I’m pretty sure that it will work quite well, but if not, then I can still use the plan you sent me.

It was good weather today, but I was let free by the wife. I probably won’t be so lucky next week!, but I’m really happy to see things coming together on the Chevy now and it’s given me a great boost after getting this far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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sras

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#5 posted 154 days ago

Little by little it’s getting done. Great progress – keep it up!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

12953 posts in 1969 days


#6 posted 154 days ago

Bob Thanks, I’m good at sitting, so it won’t be long before I can take it for a proper ride.

David Thanks, I remember they used to stuff the rolls with Kotex down in Tijuana. Great looking upholstery. I haven’t been down there since 1965. I like to see the haijali

Steve Thanks, it is taking a long time due to many interruptions, but I don’t really mind as it has been a fun project to do and thanks to Paul aka Shipwright I had a great plan to work from.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 154 days ago

Coming along nicely! You’ll be up and cutting in no time.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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stefang

12953 posts in 1969 days


#8 posted 154 days ago

Thanks Bob. The cutting probably won’t begin before Fall, unless the weather turns bad!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 154 days ago

Maybe you can make some Norwegian chart boxes next winter?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#10 posted 154 days ago

yea right sailor

I like to see the haijali

bet thats not all you saw lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SPalm

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#11 posted 154 days ago

Yay Mike!
The hard and scary part is over. And you won.
If it slides nice, the rest is just pretty.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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stefang

12953 posts in 1969 days


#12 posted 154 days ago

Bob I will make a chart box when Paul gives me his yacht.

David Not a sailor during my last visit there and I just saw the Jai-alai and had a nice dinner. I guess I lack imagination.

Steve Can’t agree more. I hope to steal away to my shop here and there to get it finished up nice. It’s been an interesting project, that’s for sure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 154 days ago

Beautiful work, Mike !!! And some day I’ll figure out how it works. Hope you’ll post some pictures of you and the Chevy in action.

By the way, I had a ‘59 Chevy—light blue with cool fins. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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justoneofme

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#14 posted 154 days ago

So sorry to hear that Spring and Summer gardening will impede Marquetry progress on your exciting new toy (that looks so terrific) Mike!! All in good time. Patience is a virtue … and come Fall, you shall be extolling the virtues of your Chevalet!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Roger

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#15 posted 154 days ago

Looks gr8 Mike.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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