Chevalet de Marqueterie #5: Wife: What on earth is that Thing?

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Blog entry by TobiasZA posted 05-27-2015 04:47 PM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I told her that it is going to be a “Chevalet de Marqueterie”, she told me not to swear at her!

I have managed a bit more progress yesterday and today, and to me it feels that it looks a little more like the thingy that I set out to build.

Quite a bit still to go though….. metalwork for the saw frame, the saw frame itself, the foot pedal system, cleaning up here and there, and then the tuning…..I am feeling somewhat daunted by the tuning part, but am sure that with the help of Paul and others I will manage it.
Here are a few pics from today:

Thanks for looking in.

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 12:52 AM

That thing looks strangely familiar.
I’m going to be a proud uncle again!
If you’ve kept everything nice and square the tuning will be really easy. I’ll be happy to talk you through it.
I PM’d you my email.

-- 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 05-29-2015 09:32 AM

Well there is Paul, just waiting for Mike now !

BTW what is it, I know the Chevalet part, but the rest is way beyond me, I am with your wife !!
maybe a very fine band saw ?

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 05-30-2015 08:04 PM

Hi Robert. Chevalet de Marqueterie loosely translates as “Marquetry Cutting Easel” I think. Basically it is a device that one sits astride whilst cutting with a fine sawblade that is contained within a sawframe, that is attached is such a manner to the body of the easel that enables consistent, absolute 90 degree cutting of the workpiece in hand. The right hand (if you are right handed) is used for the sawing motion, the left hand for the constant repositioning of the workpiece as you follow a given cutting line or curve, and the foot pedal controls the clamping action of the vertical jaws. I hope I have managed to explain..PS. my wife still doesn’t get it!


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#4 posted 05-31-2015 06:17 AM


Thats sounds like the device I have heard and seen Paul and Mike talking about
The “proud Uncle” confused me a bit

-- Regards Rob

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