Georgian Foot Stool Sampler

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Project by Roger Myers posted 05-10-2014 04:37 PM 1939 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In recent years this Georgian Foot Stool with four different leg treatments has become a classic, although optional, project at The North Bennet Street School. I chose to make mine from some beautiful South American mahogany finished with potassium dichromate, shellac, and wax. I’ve done just a little carving before this project, and never the acanthus leaves or shell patterns seen on this. There is a ton of learning that takes place on this project and I’m pleased with how it turned out. Upholstered in the traditional manner with webbing, burlap, horse hair, muslin, cotton, batik, and top fabric.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 05:10 PM

This is a beautiful and well executed piece. Did you use Santos (red) mahogany? If so, how hard is that species to carve?

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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Roger Myers

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 07:20 PM

Paul, no this is genuine mahogany…from South America… Peru in this case…
Carves wonderful, but of course with any mahogany, lots of grain direction changes.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 08:06 PM

beautiful heirloom. excellent carving.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 08:21 PM

Beautiful work !....Out of the four shown here, the ball and claw has always been a favorite of mine…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 08:42 PM

I would like to have seen detail shots for all the legs, but lovely, well-executed work!

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#6 posted 05-11-2014 12:55 AM

Beautiful foot stool! Your carving is excellent!!

By the way, every run into Tommy Mac at NBSS?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 05-11-2014 03:26 AM

Now this is woodworking. Nicely done.

-- Rick M,

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#8 posted 05-11-2014 12:55 PM

Excellent craftsmanship. How much time did you spend on it?


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Roger Myers

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#9 posted 05-11-2014 02:25 PM

Dean, yes…although I had seen TMac even before NBSS….

Mr Jinx… Because of the multiple projects going on, can be hard to say on the time… i would estimate a week to make another….

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#10 posted 05-14-2014 02:55 AM

Roger, outstanding.

-- Stevo

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