You asked for it, you got it. Philip C. Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts answers questions from our forum in this video Q&A. During a recent video shoot with we snagged a bit of time for this informal video extra

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McIntire Shaving Stand

McIntire Shaving Stand

Contact The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts 1-978-922-0615

Taken from the work of Samuel McIntire, carver and architect who lived in Salem, MA circa 1800. Secondary wood Eastern White Pine. Veneered with crotch Mahogany veneers. All cross bandings and stringings are shop made. Mirror standards carved drapery motif.

$4500.00 plus shipping


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Carve a Ball and Claw Foot with Phil Lowe

Carve a Ball and Claw Foot with Phil Lowe


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Making a hallmark of 18th-century furniture

The ball-and-claw foot, combined with the cabriole leg, is a hallmark of 18th-century furniture. Here, Phil Lowe shows you how to design and carve the version made popular in Colonial Philadelphia.

You will learn about:

•The history of the cabriole leg
• making leg-profile patterns
• refining the shapes with spokeshaves, rasps and files
• laying out the ball and claw on the foot of the blank
• rough-carving with straight and spoon gouges
• sharpening carving tools
• rounding out the legs scraping and varnishing


Sunday, 26 January 2014 18:14

Measuring Furniture for Reproduction

Measuring Furniture for Reproduction


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Creating plans for superior results

This is really an overview of measuring and building a Queen Anne Chair. Reproducing a piece of furniture can be a challenge when you don’t have a set of plans. In this video, Phil Lowe shows you how to take measurements off an existing piece, create a set of plans, and then reproduce the piece in the workshop. You’ll learn how to make simple aids to take measurements without damaging the furniture and how to use these measurements to make a set of full-size plans. You’ll see how to:

• make freehand sketches
• use story sticks to find dimensions
• scribe profiles of curved parts
• measure and analyze hidden joinery
• make templates from your drawings
• use templates to rough-out parts


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