Ball and Claw Coffee Table

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Project by Dietmar posted 1173 days ago 1404 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt to carve a ball and claw leg. I ordered a plaster of paris cast from Mary May. This helped so much, just to have a reference to look at. All in all it was a fun project with a large learning curve. As always, no power tools involved.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 1173 days ago

Nice detail on the feet! To date all of my carvings turn out to be fodder for the fire pit. Keep up the good work!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 1173 days ago

now that is saweeeeeeeeeet, it looks like some golden colored animal with no head.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 1173 days ago

Nice looking coffee table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 1173 days ago

Awesome job on that table love those legs.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 1172 days ago

Very nice work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

With NO Power Tools, that is one fine job, love Your interpretation of the feet and the style of the table is very unique, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 1138 days ago

Those oversize legs are awesome. That table is one of those pieces that nearly everyone will stop to look at.


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#8 posted 341 days ago

Nice job. I particularly like the work you did on the knuckles.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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