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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".

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