|Project by chobbs66||posted 02-07-2013 06:52 PM||2457 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
This is a carved mahogany stool, which I built (and taught others to build) for a class with the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild in 2012. The details are meant to be Philadelphia Chippendale, but this was not a reproduction of any particular piece. I found that I learned a ton having to prepare to teach a class, and that the quality of my work was improved because of the students watching, many of whom were advanced woodworkers.
The joinery and feet were essentially finished before my company send me on the road, so while I was in my hotel room last summer I carved the shells, completed all the carvings and surface prep, and applied the shellac. Thankfully I was never kicked out due to wood chips in the carpet!
Credit to Wesley Lewis Jr. who is a great photographer for the pictures.
Hope you all enjoy, and thanks for checking it out. Cal