My Dragon Is Alive! (Video added!)

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Project by dansnow posted 01-14-2017 02:32 PM 1282 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest dragon has been finished. I’m not sure, but I think this might be the 6th one i’ve done. It started with an article in a 2000 issue of Woodworking by Mr. Hutchinson.I loved his design, but I wanted something a little more, well,,,,, dragon-ey.

I used the article as the basis for my design, refining the shape of the body, head and tail, plus adding articulated front legs.

This version uses black walnut, maple and cherry. All four legs as well as tail, wings and head move when it is pulled along. Yes, it is a pull toy!

Thanks for looking.

Dragon Video

This video is of the one I made just before this one. Except for wood choice same design as this one.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 03:22 PM

Cool little dragon.A video would have been great.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 03:32 PM

Very cool. Looks great. Love the contrasting wood tones and it looks really solid.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#3 posted 01-14-2017 04:13 PM

Thanks, tried to load the video I have but site told me it’s too big. Will see if I can get another one.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 01-14-2017 04:30 PM

I love this project. It’s very creative and beautifully done.

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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#5 posted 01-14-2017 05:46 PM

dansnow Looking great and love your souping it up with your own ideas.
I couldn’t get mine to load ether so added it to my Facebook photos and then added a link and all was good.
I’m not much of a face book user but just added my pictures and now one video to be able to show it here.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 01-14-2017 06:44 PM

COOL! I LOVE Dragons! Great job, I look forward to the video if you ever get it to load. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 01-15-2017 02:00 AM

That’s a great looking dragon! You used some nice looking wood combos, and I like the friendly look of him!

(By the way, you can upload your video to YouTube, and post a link here.)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 01-15-2017 12:31 PM

Now that real cool Dan.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 01-15-2017 03:57 PM

Extraordinary work! Beautiful mechanisam and wood contrasting combination. I would like to see it on a video.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-16-2017 10:39 AM

That is one neat animated toy Dan….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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