Chippendale reproduction Stool in Cherry

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Project by woodworker59 posted 06-05-2012 04:50 AM 1727 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1700’s Chippendale reproduction, upholstered seat and ball and claw feet. Made in solid cherry.
over 20hrs per leg hand carving and shaping. another 8 or 10 hours carving skirt. I have always loved the ball and claw foot, really wanted to make some so here they are. I went into it thinking man how am I going to make a nice round ball and make it look nice? That is not the hardest part, for me it was the talons, the ball turned out to be fairly easy. By the time I got to the fourth one the ball was a piece of cake, the talons were still kicking my you know what.. I am real happy with how it turned out though, and would do it again in a minute..
I really though this was posted already, but its not on my project page, so if its shows up twice you will know why,, I thought that I had uploaded it already but I guess I lost it.. not the first time I have lost it…..

-- Papa...

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 05:48 AM

Well done! I love the claw feet!

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 07:11 AM

Nice work, I find working with anything other that straight edges much much harder.



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#3 posted 06-05-2012 08:01 AM

Great work I have always loved the ball/claw look and never had the guts to try it. I watched a show on how to do it one time though. You did a great job on this project! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 11:45 AM

Now this is a beautiful piece. You must be very proud of it.


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#5 posted 06-05-2012 12:20 PM

Excellent work on the carvings.

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 12:31 PM

great detail. Very authentic.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 02:06 PM

thanks to all, I am very proud of it, there are over a hundred hours of sweat and concentration in that piece. I did the carving with straight chisels and just two gouges a #5 sweep and a #7 sweep, all the rest was just my regular wood chisels.. probably why I took so long..

-- Papa...

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