Dragon Puzzle and Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 08-04-2015 03:53 PM 1069 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this dragon puzzle as a gift and then made the wooden box for it with a overlay of the puzzle on top.

The dragon puzzle is made from quarter sawn Sycamore and has great grain. It was cut on a scroll saw, sanded with a sanding mop and finished with Danish Oil and then waxed and buffed. The design is from a book by Judy Peterson

The wooden box has sides of 1/2’ quarter sawn Sycamore. The corners are mitered with with walnut splines. The latch and hinges were made from 3/8” Walnut using the Hingecrafter from Incra. I cut the hinge fingers with a box joint jig I made on a router table. I have made some on my own hinges with out the Hingecrafter but found drilling the long thing hinge pin holes was extremely difficult and the Hingecrafter made it much easier. The box was finished with white shellac.

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 04:15 PM

Beautiful work Redoak 49, thanks for posting!

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 04:33 PM

These turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 08:11 PM

Great work! Amazing detail.

-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)

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