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Project by Roger Myers posted 74 days ago 757 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In recent years this Georgian Foot Stool with four different leg treatments has become a classic, although optional, project at The North Bennet Street School. I chose to make mine from some beautiful South American mahogany finished with potassium dichromate, shellac, and wax. I’ve done just a little carving before this project, and never the acanthus leaves or shell patterns seen on this. There is a ton of learning that takes place on this project and I’m pleased with how it turned out. Upholstered in the traditional manner with webbing, burlap, horse hair, muslin, cotton, batik, and top fabric.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC www.strathamwood.com





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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 74 days ago

This is a beautiful and well executed piece. Did you use Santos (red) mahogany? If so, how hard is that species to carve?

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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Roger Myers

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#2 posted 73 days ago

Paul, no this is genuine mahogany…from South America… Peru in this case…
Carves wonderful, but of course with any mahogany, lots of grain direction changes.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC www.strathamwood.com

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mbs

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#3 posted 73 days ago

beautiful heirloom. excellent carving.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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kdc68

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#4 posted 73 days ago

Beautiful work !....Out of the four shown here, the ball and claw has always been a favorite of mine…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Scott R. Turner

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#5 posted 73 days ago

I would like to have seen detail shots for all the legs, but lovely, well-executed work!

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 73 days ago

Beautiful foot stool! Your carving is excellent!!

By the way, every run into Tommy Mac at NBSS?

-- Dean

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 73 days ago

Now this is woodworking. Nicely done.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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mrjinx007

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#8 posted 73 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship. How much time did you spend on it?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Roger Myers

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#9 posted 73 days ago

Dean, yes…although I had seen TMac even before NBSS….

Mr Jinx… Because of the multiple projects going on, can be hard to say on the time… i would estimate a week to make another….

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC www.strathamwood.com

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stevo_wis

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#10 posted 70 days ago

Roger, outstanding.

-- Stevo

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