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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".

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