Chevalet de Marqueterie #6: Almost Complete...

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Blog entry by TobiasZA posted 06-07-2015 08:18 AM 1245 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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On Friday I finished all of the wood componentry for my Chevalet. Out here in Swellendam, it is a little difficult to find certain things such as light thin chain for the foot pedal clamp. I know I have brass chain somewhere in the shop, but just cannot find it. My alternative will be to order some from Cape Town if it does not turn up.

I approached the wonderful plane maker, Jan Nezar (LJ-Toolchap) of Mossel Bay about 1.5 hours away to make up the metal components for the saw frame and he has very kindly agreed to help me. Jan is a real tool making legend.

My blades are on their way from Germany via Niqua’s local agent, Cape Watch & Co. in Cape Town and Rodger Brown of Cape Watch has agreed to keep the blades in stock for me. Kind, genuine wonderful helpful people all round.

So now I wait for bits and bobs. I should really have started the blade and saw frame fittings procurement process earlier so that I had them before I finished the build, planning has never been my strongest talent!

I did try to follow Paul’s drawing to make up the saw frame bits, but my metalworking skill are so very similar to my skiing skills, and I cannot ski! So I turned to the talents of the expert.

Once I have the fittings in hand, I shall post a photos of the completed Chevy.

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 01:53 PM

It has to be tough waiting for parts when you are otherwise finished. Maybe you can do some relief carving on the column or something.
If you are having the clamp parts made you can make better than my originals. They were a compromise based on the materials I could get at the hardware store and the tools I had on hand. They worked but I have since had better ones made for me.

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

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