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Project by sscartozzi posted 255 days ago 1054 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed making this piece. Show material is cherry. Interior spices is poplar. Drawers are hand cut dovetails. My first attempt at ball and claw legs. Had a lot of fun. Took my time and I learned how to work the wood as the grain changed. Keep those chisels sharp! I have done a fair amount of carving so this was the next step. I was pleased with the outcome.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 255 days ago

I hope proud is also part of the outcome. This is a very nice heirloom piece of furniture, great work!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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OakHill

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#2 posted 255 days ago

Beautiful! A lot of fine detail, along with a very good choice of wood.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 255 days ago

Beautiful! Any chance we could get you to post more photographs of your ball and claw carvings? Thanks for posting and congratulations on a fantastic project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Dale

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#4 posted 255 days ago

That is absolutely beautiful, what detail. Also I would like to welcome you to Lumberjocks, a great group of talented woodworkers who are always willing to help.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 255 days ago

Amazing piece! Thats kickin the door in and one hell of an introduction.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 255 days ago

This is a beautiful piece and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MC

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#7 posted 255 days ago

Great work. Like the ball and claw feet.

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 255 days ago

Gorgeous!
Excellent workmanship.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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sras

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#9 posted 255 days ago

That’s quite an accomplishment! Very impressive.

Welcome to LJs!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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RogerM

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#10 posted 255 days ago

Nice piece. Really like the legs.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 255 days ago

Beautiful work a fantastic looking low boy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Oldtool

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#12 posted 255 days ago

Amazing piece of furniture, excellent craftsmanship. Great work on the carving, beautiful. This will become a family heirloom for sure. You may have to duplicate this so your chidren don’t have to decide who gets this one.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 255 days ago

very nice lowboy. I’ve never carved ball and claw legs but its in my to do list. Yours look great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gsimon

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#14 posted 255 days ago

Very nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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DustyMark

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#15 posted 255 days ago

Simply amazing. I love the crisp detail of your carving. Awesome work!

-- Mark, Florida

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