A visit with shipwright & a tutorial on the Chevalet

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Forum topic by HumidorMinister posted 11-13-2012 05:06 AM 853 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2012 05:06 AM

So today I got a chance to go to Paul’s house to hang out and get a tutorial on the Chevalet. All I can say is WOW, what an amazing tool. From what I’ve read, this marquetry cutting device has been around since 1780 and is considered one of the first, in a sense, production tools in woodworking. While it looks intimidating, it’s quite a fun tool to use. There is definitely a learning curve but as long as you take your time, you’ll find your synchronicity. It requires coordination between your 2 hands, your feet, your eyesight and quite a bit of concentration until you get comfortable. Once I got a feel for it, I was quite at ease with the machine. I have to say too, there is a wonderful sense of accomplishment when the work is done, I think in large part due to it being totally controlled by the user. If anyone ever wants to try there hand at Marquetry, this is a must have tool to experience and,,,you can build it yourself. So while you are here, check out shipwright’s blogs & gallery for more info, you’ll love his work, I know I do. Paul, again, thanks so much. My new skills will serve me so well for a lifetime. Can’t wait to start building my chevalet. If there’s anything I can do to return the favor, please don’t hesitate to ask.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 02:01 PM

I have often said “If I could just be a fly on the wall” watching Paul do his thing. You’re so fortunate to have him available to you.

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

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 03:38 PM

It was my pleasure Bill.

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

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