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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".

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