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During the 18th century in France, the art of 'Painting inWood,' or marquetry, was developed to an extremely high level by a small group of artisans.

The secret, guarded for generations, was the unique tool utilized called a "chevalet de marqueterie".

Ron cutting Boulle marquetry on the chevalet
Chosing colors for 3rd exercice stage I
Cleaning up piece by piece (2nd week) marquetry
Murray self portrait
Cutting on the chevalet
Marco's marquetry self portrait
Stage I, 3rd exercise being cut
Dick's Marquetry self poortrait
Mastic on stage II, piece by piece marquetry
Assembling piece by piece (2nd week) marquetry
Background cutting, Stage II, piece by piece
Marco receiving Stage I diploma
Murray and Anna cutting their self portrait
Freddy Roman Getting Is Diploma
cutting on the chevalet
Wes Assembling Stage II Piece by piece marquetry
Tracy's self Portrait before assembling
Laying out marquetry pieces