|Project by trasner||posted 09-07-2015 05:38 PM||1317 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
I did not plan on posting this articulating toy dragon because it has already been posted a couple of times. But he is such a cute little guy that I just wanted to share it again. This little masterpiece is the genius of my new friend John Hutchinson. I saw it last year after it was posted by another lumberjock. It was originally published in the April 2000 edition of Woodworker’s Journal. I knew I had to make one so I searched high and low for the edition and eventually I found a bundled group for sale on Ebay. I felt like I found the holy grail. The pattern and instructions were easy to follow. I enjoyed making it so much that I made two of them (one for each of my twin boys). The one on the left is Bloodwood and Purpleheart, the one on the right is Padauk and Chakte Viga. When you push or pull the dragon, the mouth opens and closes, the crown shakes, the wings shuffle, and the tail goes up and down. Honestly I am enjoying these more than the twins. I will probably hand them over in about 10 years. Check out some of the other amazing creations from my man and fellow lumberjock John Hutchinson (http://lumberjocks.com/johnhutchinson).
As usual, thanks for looking.