Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023
Chevy II is five years old now and has never missed a beat. It still cuts perfectly square with the adjusters in neutral position but the whole co...
Since I built my first chevalet back in 2011 I have redesigned the blade clamps at least three times, never getting one that I really liked on al...
Chevy II is now a working chevalet de marqueterie, but she's not "finished". The next week's schedule will be something like: Put a coat of finis...
I've already blogged Az Chevalet so this will be a simple "keep you up to date" one about "Chevy II". When I moved to my current address and buil...
I have improved a fair bit since I posted the initial SU of the chevalet. In fact it was my very first attempt and it was, in a word awful. I may ...
When I started to build the chevalet from a few photos on the internet, I wasn't at all sure it would amount to anything at all so in many places...
This is a bit of the fine tuning I knew awaited me once I started getting into the chevalet. My original (re-invention of the wheel) blade clamps...
There are two stories here that can't be separated from each other so I'll tell them together. One is about the first modifications to the Cheval...
IMPORTANT NOTE: Almost everything on this page has been improved and updated in my second build , Chevy II I am leaving this blog intact as a r...
2022: This blog is over ten years old and covers the build of my first chevalet. These links will update all the improvements: https://craftisian.c...
Before going on to the backbone and structural components of the cats, I found a photo today that belongs in yesterday's entry. This is what the ...
Plywood construction probably presents the easiest method for an amateur to build a good boat, but it is also a useful construction for a profess...