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Carved Footstool

There isn’t a project much better than a stool to cover lots of hand woodworking skills, from basic joinery to carving.
July 8 – July 12, 2019
December 2 – December 6, 2019
Carved Footstool

There isn’t a project much better than a stool to cover lots of hand woodworking skills, from basic joinery to carving. Without dedicating lots of material this week-long class packs a lot into a manageable sized piece that will fit into a suitcase, the final glue-up to be done when you get home. Approx. size 18″h x 14″x 20″

Based on a Philadelphia model of about 1780, this walnut stool has shaped skirts and ball and claw feet, as well as shells on the long skirts and knees. All materials will be provided, as well as a muslin slip seat, lacking only the dress fabric of your choosing.

Helpful but not required: “How to Use Carving Tools” Class, or any ball and claw class.

Tool List

Carving tool designations are Pfeil numbers as found in the Woodcraft Supply catalogue.
  • Carving tools – 2-10, 5-25, 7-20, 8-13, 9-13, 11-7, 12-8, 25-13

  • Rasp – Nicholson 49 or 50 or equivalent

  • Scraper – Lie-Nielsen hand scraper set or equivalent

  • Block plane

  • Smoothing plane – Stanley 4, 5, 6 or equivalent

  • Small Woodjoy spokeshave – “2″ Performance Spokeshave Compass” or equivalent

10% Off Lie-Nielsen Tools

Lie-Nielsen will give a 10% discount on any tools purchased by students for a class. This only applies to tools they make, not other brands that they carry.

Class Information

School Information & Policies

Class Schedule

July 8 – July 12, 2019
8:00am – 5:30pm
December 2 – December 6, 2019
8:00am – 5:30pm