|Project by Bill Schonfelder||posted 01-12-2015 03:11 PM||1644 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my crème, de crème of crafts. I reached my pinnacle when I made this. This dragon is one of a kind. I can guarantee you no one else has attempted to make this. Every thing on this work of art is original.
The Dragon measures, 26” x 22” x 12”- This will require special shipping arrangements.
This Dragon you see is made our of Paduka reed wood from South Africa. The rider detaches from the base to stand next to the Dragon. Just enjoy the videos and the sounds it makes as it slinks and slithers across any living room floor.
No nails or screws are used. All the construction is by glue and clamps.
This is not a toy and not recommended for children un supervised.
The shown here will not be the one you get. The custom made one will be mostly oak and other hardwoods. Maybe walnut depending on what shipment I receive.
Please contact me for more information or shipping arrangement. In the past to get these there in one piece I would have to crate them or order special carrier conditions.
Note: I am copying and pasting this information from Etsy. You can tell its old, by the dust on it from 16 years ago. The wood was given to me by a hardwood flooring manufacturer. His dragon was made out of Walnut and Maple and wanted another one out of this special wood he was saving in his workshop. I had enough for two of these Dragons.
For those who know their wood it is a reed wood that grows only in africa. I do not know what it is called. It looks just like scales and is very hard to work with. I am surprised it has lasted this long. This dragon design took me four weeks to perfect. The eccentric wheel was my biggest issue along with the placement and hinge design of the wings. The last resort was the wheels under the wings to give it that swoop motion. I have only sold 20 of these since I started making them. Believe me when I say this is my pinnacle of my designs.