|Project by kimosawboy||posted 10-30-2014 02:38 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
While walking our dogs on a nearby beach here on the east coast of Vancouver Island my wife and I spotted this interesting piece of driftwood. I went back with my chainsaw and cut off the most interesting bit realizing it was cedar.
Well that was at least two years ago now but recently while sorting through my raw materials I saw it and dragged it out. My wife caught a glimpse and said “that looks like two dragons”. And so I worked the driftwood to enhance “the dragons” and the grain of the wood.
I left the rough part of the driftwood weathered grey as it looked like the dragons’ scales but sanded the front and back flat to highlight the wood. The sanded parts were finished with polyurethane to bring out the colour.
After the initail shaping I was concerned with the flexibility of the whole piece. I got around this by gluing a spacer as well as a pinning a 1/4 ” dowel from the backside thru to the ’’tail’’ in front. In doing that bit of work it made the whole piece rigid once again.
The size is approximately 37” wide, 30” high and 12” deep at its base. The head is about 4” deep.