Building a Chevalet de Marqueterie

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Blog series by JeremyPringle updated 12-28-2013 02:26 AM 8 parts 16004 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: The Chevalet de Marqueterie build starts sooner than planned!

11-23-2013 02:37 AM by JeremyPringle | 9 comments »

If you have read any of my blogs, or seen some of the projects that I have built, chances are good that you know I am into marquetry. I have been on this slippery slope for a while regarding how ‘into’ I go. I have read Pierre Raymond’s book Marquetry, and I have read most of the new Lost art press Roubo translation. I lay awake at night dreaming of one day making something that can compare to the work of the old Masters. In short… its almost taken over my life. ...

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Part 2: M&M.. marking and measuring, take 1.

11-28-2013 04:19 AM by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

I have not been able to sleep much the last few nights since I uncovered those pine boards. So today being a day off, I decided to jump in and start marking and measuring them. I am using the drawing in Pierre Ramond’s book Marquetry, and Paul Shipwright’s sketchup as my base. Most of the frame pieces are 100mm to 110mm thick. Because of this I am going to have laminate my 50mm pieces to become 100mm… for the base and the column. (still 10mm shy, but I am crossing my fi...

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Part 3: Jointing the base and main column

12-03-2013 05:48 AM by JeremyPringle | 6 comments »

I finally took possession of this awesome piece of vertical grain douglas fir. The first thing I did was use my cross cut saw to break it down into some smaller, more manageable sizes. Because it was pretty rough, I ran it through a thickness planer to clean it up a bit. Once I marked out the pieces that I needed, I used a band saw to rough out the shapes. Yes… I used a band saw to do some roughing out… yup.. even though I really wanted to do everything by hand… millin...

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Part 4: making progress

12-06-2013 05:53 PM by JeremyPringle | 14 comments »

Picking up from where I left off.. I marked out the shape of the seat, and used my Wenzloff rip saw to cut the sides away.. Wow… now that’s tracking a line! I could not tell at what angel the rear leg is beveled at, so I guessed at 10° Then I cut rabbet and dado for the front leg and the stretcher.. Then the rabbet and dado for the rear leg and stretcher.. Ta-da!! Then after jointing the seat, I marked out and cut the front leg to seat tenon. Then the r...

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Part 5: double tenon

12-09-2013 04:00 AM by JeremyPringle | 6 comments »

I only had a little bit of time today, but I got done what I wanted… First… I swept up and vacuumed Marked out the mortises Then I used brace and bit to clean out most of the waste and then to the chisels Mark out the tenons Cut the tenons… wait… how do I chop out the waste in the center? I called down my son.. Darth Lachlan who was in the middle of a Sith birthday party. He used the force for me and cleaned out the waste.. But some times the larg...

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Part 6: More jointing and merry mess making

12-11-2013 08:53 PM by JeremyPringle | 3 comments »

I only have a little bit of that slab left, just enough to make the rest of the larger parts of the chevy. I had to use my saw bench and a rip saw to cut them close to size. Then joint the faces and glue them together. The again, joint a face, and square everything up Once again… the shop becomes a hamster cage… But here is what I have so far.. the seat, main base and column Then the arm, guide support and the guide support cross member are all ready for joiner...

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Part 7: Last day of freedom

12-13-2013 05:15 AM by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

Today was my last day of staycation. I go back to work tomorrow, so my progress will be a little bit slower. I will just have to compensate by staying up later during the night. Last night I glued on some extra thickness onto the arm, this morning I cleaned and planed it all up Because I am using my drawing as more of a guide, I am not following the dimensions exactly, as I am taller than what the drawings would suggest in Ramond’s book. I have had think some things through and...

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Part 8: Bolting everything together

12-28-2013 02:26 AM by JeremyPringle | 4 comments »

Before moving on, I needed to get everything together in such a way that it wont fall apart on me as I test and fit everything. So I went to the hardware store to buy nuts and bolts. But the bolts were too expensive as I am working on a limited budget. So I bought threaded rod instead.. And the used my brace and drilled all the holes, and then cut the rod to fit and bolted it all together.Here is the main column with the spacer and the front leg, Then the face plate holding on th...

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