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