Marquetry School #3: CSFM, New Website and Enrollment Update

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 02-16-2016 04:02 AM 2596 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a while since my last blog but I’ve been busy. Among a lot of other things I managed to build the website for the newly named Canadian School of French Marquetry. I thought long and hard about what the name might be but this one suggested by my friend Mat Nedeljko seemed to be the best fit if it was OK with Patrick Edwards. The last thing I wanted to do was have him think I was “passing off”

I had the opportunity to have dinner with Patrick when he was in Tucson a couple of months ago and asked him how he would feel about me using the name and the obvious implication that my school was somehow connected to The American School of French Marquetry. He said he thought it was a great idea and welcomed the implied relationship. That made me very happy and ended the discussion of what my school would be called. The real relationship is the shared desire to advance the knowledge and use of the chevalet and the techniques of the French masters.

With no further ado, Here is the new website for your perusal:

The next classes will be held in June and at this time there are two places left in the level one course and three in the level two. I will be starting to promote the site shortly but I can say that I am very pleased with the feedback it has already generated. Four of the five spaces taken so far are from outside the province and were booked directly from the website.

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 02-16-2016 04:13 AM




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#2 posted 02-16-2016 04:23 AM

Congratulations! I will have to ask the Boss if I am allowed to sign up? Can I have the Chevalet, I test ran?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 04:23 AM


We were just discussing your school earlier today and looked again at your blog from after the first class. We certainly wish you well with your endeavor. Your on-line teaching (sharing) is excellent so we know your school will be a great success.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 04:44 AM

Full steam ahead, sir! Your works are an inspiration to everyone on LJ and the fact that you are expanding to full-out school is nothing but extraordinary. Flying with spinnaker full-speed-ahead!

-- --bch

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 05:40 AM

I wish you great success and look forward to the day I get to attend your school.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 05:47 AM

Congrats Paul. Be careful, you might get a full time job!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 06:14 AM


That’s a great endeavor you’re launching!

Everyone will overjoyed with your courses, I’m sure!

I just wish I was younger where I could handle the skill required… Those small teeny weeny pieces, etc. would drive me mad at this time… I could not handle it now… BUT, I know those that DO IT will survive and will propel the skill to others in woodworking… and I know you will be very happy with it all.

I don’t have to wish you good luck… It will be a SUPER SUCCESS from the very start and will grow & grow!

Thank you for keeping us updated on your NEW venture!

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

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 08:22 AM

Congratulations Paul, Ten years ago did you think you would be heading down this path with things? Good luck Sir.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 08:29 AM

Looks good Paul. A nice and informative straightforward site. Success may well become greater than you would want maybe? Good luck and enjoy.


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#10 posted 02-16-2016 09:37 AM

Great site Paul. It will fill your classroom in no time. Wish we were nearer but will have to make do with browsing the Tour Guide for Cowichan for the time being.

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

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#11 posted 02-16-2016 12:18 PM

Congratulations on the new school Paul and good luck with its success.


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#12 posted 02-16-2016 01:44 PM

Looking good, Paul! All the success with the new school!

BTW, if you have a short video (YouTube-ish) that you’ve created on use of the chevalet, we would be happy to place it on the American Marquetry Society site ( I currently have a small smattering of marquetry technique examples uploaded there for our members, missing one on double-bevel techniques and another on the use of the chevalet.

Webmaster, American Marquetry Society

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#13 posted 02-16-2016 02:06 PM

It’s obvious that you are a man on a mission Paul. No wonder Patrick Edwards was so positive to the name of your new school. So many of us have already benefitted from your enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject without charge, that I think it is about time that you should be rewarded for your contribution to the resurgence of this wonderful craft, even though I seriously doubt that financial gain is your main goal. I’m certain it will be a huge success since you don’t seem like a person who fails at anything. My best wishes for success.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 02-16-2016 02:31 PM

Every success Paul. Your enthusiasm is infectious!

-- Madburg WA

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#15 posted 02-16-2016 02:58 PM

a very big congrats for your new web site and great success on your teaching venture, i think you could also have a few boat building classes…i look forward to watching things progress…congrats paul…

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

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