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Forum topic by shipwright posted 12-19-2012 12:49 AM 1699 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2012 12:49 AM

There is a small but growing group of chevalet users here on LJ’s who would be very pleased to be included in this new “home” forum.
I’m (we’re) looking forward to the more focused debates and skill shares here.

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

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 01:05 AM

I’m in. Beginning to get interested in building a chevalet. It takes me a long time to commit to something because I have an attention deficit oh look at the shiny thingy disorder and it just takes a while to oh look at the shiny thingy that’s moving now settle down and actually do it. :)

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL Just when you figure out where things are in the hardware store, they rearrange the store.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 01:14 AM

I am finishing up a little box to practice my veneering skills for when I make my workbench next week. I must say that veneering is very enjoyable to me and I can see myself really getting into it. In my video turorial search, I came across a lot of marquetry videos and it is definitely something I want to do.

In the little box I made I even experimented with a double bevel joint to bookmatch the top. It came out surprisingly well (on my 5th or 6th attempt). I definitely see a chevalet build in my future.

I’ll be honest, I have ZERO artistic ability when it comes to drawing. I am good at following patterns though, and there are plenty out there.


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#3 posted 12-19-2012 04:44 AM

Paul, I’m not sure what ‘home’ forum you are referring too, but I’d be interested in following along. I wait with bait on my breath.

I have my benchtop model fully designed and am ready to build(as soon as Christmas projects are finished). I just can’t find room for a full-size model.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 05:07 AM

Rance I’m referring to the new scrollsawing forum under which this topic is listed.

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 05:41 AM

Uh… well dooooooh. I’ve been sorta out of it for the last few weeks on LJ. Thanks for the clarification. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 06:37 AM

I would certainly hope so! There are similarities at least! I’ll be following along of course and thank you Paul for taking the time to share!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 09:35 AM

I would be very interested in following a Chevalet Forum here on LJs and hopefully, one day, becoming a contributor. I have some projects in the work-in-progress stage at the moment (drum sander, box joint jig and Victorian fret saw) but am seriously considering a Chevalet for 2013. Space limitations will probably dictate a “bench top” model so I am on the look out for some plans.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 02:07 PM

Paul, I’ve always been fascinated with you marquetry skills. I’ll be following along with great anticipation in hopes that some of that might rub off…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 02:12 PM

A Chevalet forum would be a fantastic addition to the

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 04:28 PM

I love those Chevalets you built Paul, but I will never want one for myself. I paid so much for my Excalibur scroll saw that it would break my miserly heart to use anything else. I do think the Chevalet is THE thing to use for marquetry though. I guess I’m doomed to mediocrity or probably something even less.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 01:14 PM

I think the Chevalet is scroll saw related.
Although made differently, it does a job that many try doing on the scroll saw and it worked similarly as well.
You know I’m a scroller at heart.
I want to build a Chevalet one day though.


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#12 posted 12-20-2012 02:06 PM

I will be interested on how this turns out. I have much WW to learn before I could do much in this aspect, though I might try some little things on my scroll saw since William points out the similarity. I am sure the Chevalet allows much more accuracy. My experience with my TS sled increased my other WW accuracy in a similar way, I am sure. And I am finding that building “jigs” to be fun in its own right. 8-)

I support LJs having a Chevalet Forum.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 12-25-2012 04:09 AM

Paul count me in. Once I do the class in February I plan on building one. But have no time until then. Just finishing up on my Dust collection system currently.


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#14 posted 12-27-2012 04:08 AM

I know very little about chevalet but I’m glad for your post. It looks like an awesome machine and to think you built it. Thanks for posting and I for one am happy to have you on board. I hope you can add to your post so we unknowing folks can learn.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#15 posted 12-27-2012 05:15 AM

Bernie, Check my projects and blogs.
There’s lots of info about the chevalet and lots of marquetry projects cut with it.

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

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