Carving a Ball and Claw Foot

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Project by John Fry posted 05-09-2008 05:04 AM 16337 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This unique pair of Ball and Claw feet were carved for a commissioned wing back chair for a very petite lady. They were carved in walnut and later ebonized.

You can see the carving tutorial at my blog by clicking here

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 05:12 AM

Simply “Beautiful”
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 05:49 AM

Great job John!. ... and an excellent blog too!

Thanks for sharing this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 06:09 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. Astonishing attention to detail.

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

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 08:50 AM

looks great ..Beautiful OMG one thing tho … what kinda creature is on the other end of those feet? They are not Raptors are they ?

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#5 posted 05-09-2008 11:21 AM


This are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing this post.

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

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#6 posted 05-09-2008 12:07 PM

Great carving job John!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 05-09-2008 12:13 PM

thems be dragon feet :) in my mind. Wow I love the color. Well done.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#8 posted 05-09-2008 12:36 PM

Beautifully done.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 05-09-2008 01:18 PM

fantastic work John!
I can’t wait to come back when I have more time to look at the blog.

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#10 posted 05-09-2008 01:31 PM

Wow, great work.

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#11 posted 05-09-2008 01:35 PM

I don’t know if I could do something like that or not. Not done much carving. You must do a lot to do such a great job on them. Thanks for showing.

-- JJohn

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#12 posted 05-09-2008 02:06 PM

Exceptional job, probably the best I’ve ever seen. Well done.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#13 posted 05-09-2008 02:53 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#14 posted 05-09-2008 03:50 PM

Beautiful job John. Amazing talent.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#15 posted 05-09-2008 05:08 PM

Ooooo… Ahhhhh….

I’m feeling VERY humble right now…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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