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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".

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