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A carved, ebonized, and gilded, wing back chair

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Project by John Fry posted 05-21-2008 04:25 AM 2555 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the unique chair that I carved the ball and claw feet for. It is very different, and custom fit to a very petite lady. It involved carving, ebonizing, gilding, upholstery and whole slew of other intricate procedures.

You can see the blog writeup and tutorial by clicking here

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture, www.chiselandbit.com





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 05-21-2008 04:27 AM

Elaborate and beautiful. What more can be said good job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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trifern

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#2 posted 05-21-2008 04:45 AM

Absolutely stunning. Your carvings bring back fond childhood memories. I did yard work for a nice elderly lady that had several pieces of furniture with ball and claw feet. My favorite chair of hers had carved dog heads for the arms. If I could transfer the image in my head to your artist skills, we would have a wonderful thing. Sorry, I digress. Great craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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GaryK

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#3 posted 05-21-2008 05:20 AM

That is a great looking chair. I can’t say that I like the upholstery but the woodworking aspect is fantactic!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-21-2008 12:24 PM

John,

As I said in the blog good job on the woodworking end of the project. The carvings add a lot of detail to the piece.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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TedM

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#5 posted 05-21-2008 02:05 PM

Beautiful carvings!

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#6 posted 05-21-2008 02:37 PM

Wow! I must say the upholstery is a bit over-the-top for my tastes, but the woodworking is superb!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-21-2008 03:03 PM

Amazing

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jcees

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 05:34 PM

I think I saw one of these at the er… uhh… the ummm… you know, house of… Not that I’ve actually… nev’ mind.

Beautiful woodwork though, way cool ball-n-claws.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 11:16 PM

love the ball and claw feet, those look amazing!

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