The one-board top is surrounded by an applied ogee molding. This is shown in cherry, but it is also available in mahogany or figured maple. The edge is first bandsawed to shape. The construction is mortise and tenon with the top let into the frame. Shown in figured tiger maple, but also available in cherry, walnut, and mahogany. I imagine with the long Labor Day weekend in the U.
To be able to reproduce this masterpiece will place you among the most accomplished traditional furniture makers today. The one-board top is surrounded by a radiused top molding with edge bead. Good thing I'm not doing it for a living! I look forward to bringing you the next two parts of my series with Alf. The scalloped apron design blends into the cabriole legs, which end in pad feet. Recent work can be seen in the magazine , Feb. The look, the smell, it was almost overwhelming actually and choked me up a bit. Curiously, it doesn't seem to have been made by either of them, and is more likely the product of Job Townsend's shop Christopher's brother.
The construction is of mortise-and-tenon joinery and the top is let into the frame. Townsend's early style of foot carving appears on only a handful of pieces. The distinctive knee carving on this table is an optional feature that will be covered. Dishing a solid piece of wood into a molded tray top, using both traditional hand techniques and modern machine methods. In this first segment Alf talks about his journey to finding his passion in life and becoming a woodworker after many years of finding his way. This table has it all: jewel-like neo-Egyptian carvings on the knees, wonderfully modeled lively feet and a fantastic top and frame created from repeated ogee curves. Before we started the interview I got some footage of Alf shaping a ball and claw foot that he was making for a Newport Tea Table.
Even the most daunting projects break down into a clear series of ordered steps. He has been featured on Colonial Homes magazine and in leading woodworking magazines. The bead and ogee are then just carved and cleaned up with scrapers. It was amazing to watch him work and the details he so easily made in these legs. This is a 14-turret table from Philadelphia with four compact Philadelphia ball and claw feet and Rococo foliate carving on the knees. Alf Sharp has more than 30 years in the studio furniture field, and has built commissioned work for a number of historic homes and museums, as well as many private and corporate clients. Learn several ways to fashion the unusual leg-to-apron joint used in this table.
The construction is mortise and tenon and the top is let into the frame. The applied top molding holds the top and allows for seasonal movement. Alf is the recipient of the 2008 Cartouche Award from The Society of American Period Furniture Makers. His early feet are detailed and precise without the tall, stylized appearance of his later work. The top is crotch-grained walnut that has been bookmatched to enhance the pattern.
The top is let into the frame and secured with cleats, as was the original, allowing for seasonal movement. . That list will be on the school website- www. The last one to come on the market brought over eight million dollars, so make your own and save a bundle! It is made of mahogany with chestnut glueblocks, as was the original. Join us for this exciting project.
It is an original piece with amazing inlay and marquetry work that Alf designed and built. Learn how to carve Newport ball and claw feet and other hallmark elements of this colonial style in my class. Shown in cherry, but also available in figured or tiger maple, walnut, or mahogany. The video shoot of Alf Sharp building a Newport Tea Table continues. The project uses a blend of power and hand tools for the perfect balance of detail and time-savings. The top is dished from the solid and follows the intricate pattern of the corner and side turrets.
Shown in figured tiger maple, but also available in mahogany, walnut, and cherry. It all started with a 48 hour trip 72 of which was spent in the Milwaukee airport to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the New Product Symposium at Milwaukee Tools. That trip was immediately it felt fairly immediate anyway followed up with four days in Atlanta for the International Woodworking Fair. Important topics we will cover in class include: Recognizing and replicating the perfect proportions that make a piece of furniture like this such a masterpiece. Carving the unique Newport ball and claw foot. I finished it with potassium dichromate dye, garnet shellac, and lacquer. The top is affixed by the top molding in such a way as to allow for seasonal movement.
The overhanging top features a molded edge. The porringer top was a Rhode Island favorite. The table frame is of mortise-and-tenon construction with concealed leg blocks. Alf is a master of high and low relief carving, inlay, marquetry, and French polishing. He works out of his Tennessee workshop, specializing in 18th century American and English designs. The table has a great amount of lift, in keeping with the design ideals of its day.