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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".

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