shipwright Chevalet de Marqueterie
My chevalet allows me to cut marquetry that I could not dream of cutting with any other tool, and yes, I’ve tried. I built my first two in 2011, one for my home in B.C. and one for my winter home in Az. Since then I’ve built about fifteen more give or take a couple and have had the privilege of introducing over twenty students to its use.
This tool was perfected by the masters of French marquetry over two hundred years ago and it’s still the finest one available for the task IMHO.
-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.