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Georgian Footstool #1: Footstool progress

01-09-2013 10:12 PM by hammcrafted | 0 comments »

Students who decide to take the footstool workshop will start to work and understand wood in a way that just is not a part of mortise and tenon or dovetail joinery. In fact, the footstool is not about joinery in the way that the toolbox is. It is about shaping: take a square blank, apply a pattern, rough it out. fair the curve and work to a final shape. Turned work and moldings bear some resemblance in that symmetry, proportion and light are in important part of the final piece, but as shaping occurs in three dimensions it is closer to carving. The Georgian footstool is one project, although an optional one, that really begins to set North Bennet apart from other furniture making progr...

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