Its time to give back some of what I’ve learned over the last few years. I am sold on the chevalet as the best way to cut marquetry and I want to expand its popularity. To that end I have decided to start a school for French Marquetry and the chevalet in my shop here in Canada. I do not mean to compete with ASFM but to add capacity to the market, to allow more people to learn and yes, I have Patrick’s support on this.
The first thing that a school requires is more than one chevalet so the first step toward my new goal was to build four new ones to go with the one I have here already. As of today they are all functional and they all cut very well and accurately at neutral adjustment.
I built them to be quickly and easily adjustable. Each one can adjust over about a three inch range, the smallest being in the 20"-23" range. There are two mid range models and the tall one goes to almost 26". My own is in the 22 1/2"-25 1/2" range.
The next thing I needed was students and that has come along nicely as well. I have three for the Sept. 21-25 course and several interested in next spring. It will be easier to spread the word after I have photos of the initial class.
There are two empty chevalets in Sept as of now if anyone is interested………
Thanks for looking
The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.