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Heart of the Craft

comments (4) March 11th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Michael Pekovich

The difficulty of this Federal heartback chair is what attracted Steve Brown when he chose it for his final project at North Bennet Street School. The other attraction was the curves, which Brown called "the most graceful I've ever seen in a heartback." See more on the Back Cover of Fine Woodworking issue # 218 and How They Did It


Design or Plan used: Steve Brown

posted in: Reader's Gallery, chair, carving, federal


Comments (4)

Dennis in Mtl Dennis in Mtl writes: Amazingly beautiful and elegant. I could only dream about one day being able to execute such a gorgeous project.
Posted: 7:09 am on April 5th

kmack kmack writes: A great example of timeless design. This is as beautiful today as when it was designed. Steve's skills as a craftsman should not be understated either. Watching him work with hand tools is something to behold. I learned many a lesson, and still learn from his work and his style of teaching.
Posted: 6:29 am on March 23rd

mktipton mktipton writes: Just beautiful.
Posted: 11:37 pm on March 13th

zbop zbop writes: Absolutely elegant!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 6:56 pm on March 11th

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