Chevalet de Marqueterie #3: Some Progress and Pictures

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Blog entry by TobiasZA posted 05-21-2015 10:23 AM 1465 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Morning all. I have made a reasonable amount of progress on the various parts. Today’s job
is the seat frame. This is made of locally grown air dried Blue Gum. Heavy wood! Below are a few more pics to bring the project up to date.

I started wandering around Inkscape last night….”Daunting” is a phrase that comes to mind. Anyway, I have a few projects for clients that I have held off until the Chevy is ready to work, these were originally planned to do with a bird’s mouth and a fretsaw, so hopefully they will be ideal to cut my teeth on the new toy!

Yesterday, I also moved my bandsaw to the upper level in my machine room, this has given me a better workflow and more room on the lower level for more lumber! Yippee!!

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 02:07 PM

You obviously have some great material and your skills aren’t too shaby either.
This is going to be one fine chevalet.
What size are you making it?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 07:53 PM

Hi Paul. Thank you for the compliments. Size wise, I have based my chevalet on your design and your suggested measurements of August last year, with the secret, special, highly customized “PRM wiggle room compartment” with 1/2”, 1.4” and tapered wedges. I figure that it should give me enough leeway to get the arm down sufficiently for my 5”4” self! My range of play should run between about 50 and 58cm and you suggested 54cm, so I hope it will be fine otherwise I shall have some more building to do and some more scrap! Today’s seat frame build went well, had great fun doing the double angled M & T’s by hand, could have use my morticer, but decided to keep with doing all the joints on the Chevy by hand.
Best regards

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