Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #3: Lots of Parts,Lots of Joinery

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 07-20-2015 12:56 AM 2001 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Making Hand Tools with Power Tools Part 3 of Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action series Part 4: Day Four ....... Seems Longer »

I guess I got lots done today although I didn’t get as far as I wanted to. (Do we ever?) There have been enough blogs on chevy construction and I’ve got lots of pictures so I’ll keep the text to a minimum and let the photos do the explaining.

These are the cheeks for the sides of the columns in way of the arm clamps. I band sawed them to save time.

Then, before I glued them on, I cut the part catching gullets on the column tops.

... and sanded them.

While I was in the band sawing mood I cut the end details on the bases.

These are the carriage logs and posts cut to size.

With a little joinery.

Pitch seams come with the territory with Douglas Fir. I just buried them. There were about five or six.

These are the four sets of seat parts.

Here’s a clamp-up of where I got to today. I have four of these.

The joinery is “off the saw” and can be adjusted but it’s not bad for Q&D.

That’s it for today. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get the shot with a seat attached…........

Thanks for looking in.


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

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#1 posted 07-20-2015 01:12 AM


I too did some curve cutting today. Using a saber saw. Your quick and dirty beats my patient and planned? LOL! Nice when you know where your going and you have learned from Murphy how not to do it.

I was pretty pleased with my day but I’m more pleased with yours. Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 01:58 AM

Nice going…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 02:21 AM

You’re a workhorse Paul. Nice going.

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

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 03:23 AM

Looks like you are on your way!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 08:08 AM

These are all looking good.

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

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#6 posted 07-20-2015 12:09 PM

this all looks great paul, its always fun to make tools your familiar with and you have knowledge of how it works, your marquetry school will be a hit, to bad i cant be a student, i would bring you your first apple….lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 07-20-2015 01:43 PM

Coming along just fine and it all seems to fit .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 07-20-2015 02:16 PM

Finally got a chance to read your last three blog entries, Paul. Very interesting. Looking forward to part 4.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#9 posted 07-20-2015 03:20 PM

Thank you for letting us tag along on your latest woodworking journey. I hope you have a good bunch
of students to learn on the chevalets that you are building. I am glad that you are passing your skills
onto others.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 07-20-2015 06:31 PM

It’s coming together nice Paul

-- I never finish anyth

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#11 posted 08-02-2015 11:43 AM

Full speed ahead Paul.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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