Ball and Claw Coffee Table

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Project by Dietmar posted 04-23-2011 09:47 PM 1572 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 04-23-2011 10:16 PM

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 04-24-2011 03:32 AM

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 03:39 AM

Nice looking coffee table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 05:16 AM

Awesome job on that table love those legs.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 01:22 AM

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 04-29-2011 05:19 PM

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 05-29-2011 02:10 AM

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 08-03-2013 01:55 AM

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

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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