Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

chevalet

Well, it’s over. my first course in French marquetry, level one, ended yesterday and the consensus is that we all learned a lot. The students learn...
My first marquetry course starts tomorrow morning. I’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks and I think I’m as prepared as I could be. The classro...
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...
Today I got the “furniture” pretty much completed. What remains to be made are the working parts of the saws and they will have to wait. Tomorrow I...
I would love to have the time to work on these chevys with hand tools without the noise, dust, and sharp whirly things but I’m on a mission here an...
I put a lot of thought into what the first project would be for my fine sawn veneer before I decided on this particular idea. I would have to say t...
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’v...
It seems like only yesterday that I built my first chevalet from a few photos on the internet and began to try to figure out how to use it. Well it...
OK, I’m a little impulsive but I work quickly so maybe I can pull this off. I’m showing my jewellery box at the Sooke Fine Art Show in a week and w...
Just a few pics today. I started off by cleaning up yesterday’s glue-ups on the column cheeks and generally tidying things up. Then I cut the reces...
My first student has just finished his level one interactive video course and it was a big success. He received over three hours of video instructi...
As I get older my eyes seem to require more and more light to see fine detail. That is a problem when cutting on the chevalet, especially when cutt...