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Project by patron posted 11-11-2017 06:51 PM 1306 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

got an order to make a ‘dragon’ mystical box

was given a small picture of the dragon
really a series of shapes to represent one

the parts were so small i had to have a magnifying glass
on the copping saw to even see the scales on it

it wasn’t as easy to cut as imagined

but i will say i still have my fingers untouched

the box is alder with a watco oil and wax finish
as it has been to cold here to spray anything at all

it reminds me of a drawing of snoopy
hence the title

to jazz it up a bit i used a piece of copper wire (14 gauge)
to make the eye

the filler is two part epoxy with some orange craft paint

got it sent to arizona just in time
and got a return mail they liked it

hope you do too

and a special thanks to our vets today
we owe you allot for your service

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-11-2017 07:00 PM

The box is very beautiful. You realy ’’nailed’’ that dragon- nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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changeoffocus

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 07:06 PM

David,
Great to see the a Patron post, great work and narrative.
Bob

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patron

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 07:07 PM

hi ivan

thanks for the compliment
means allot coming from you

as one guy said on one of your posts

‘your english is better than my croatian’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

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#4 posted 11-11-2017 07:08 PM

and you bob

i don’t get to LJ’s as much as before
still prepping for winter here

you take care

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cher

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#5 posted 11-11-2017 07:22 PM

Hi David, WOW that is great work you did on those small pieces and the box looks good too.

Thanks for sharing your work David.

Keep warm in your shop

-- When you know better you do better.

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littlecope

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#6 posted 11-11-2017 07:54 PM

Nice Work David
You’ll be needing one of those fancy Chevalets
if you cut anymore of those tiny pieces!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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robscastle

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#7 posted 11-11-2017 08:03 PM

also from me it Looks nice David,

I guess as we all age we are not as active here as much

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 11-11-2017 08:59 PM

Gad Zooks!!! How could you see to do that thing, even with magnification. I don’t know if I could keep my hands steady enough to do that.

Think I will stick to things I can see… (-:

I do have a nice big magnifying lamp that does a fine job of helping me with the little stuff. Seems I use it for more and more things as the years go by…

You still heating that place with wood? Seems to me you had rigged some gizmos to help you with the wood cutting and such…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 11-11-2017 09:00 PM

Awesome work David!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

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#10 posted 11-11-2017 09:09 PM

I am still looking…nice to see your work again… miss our conversations.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 11-11-2017 10:07 PM

Well done David, I reckon that deserves a daily ‘Top 3’

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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patron

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#12 posted 11-11-2017 10:09 PM

thanks all

part of the ‘new me’
taking naps more

good to hear from you

me too larry
those were fun times
when we all commented and shared

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 11-11-2017 11:33 PM

Hi David!

Good to see you doing something again!

That’s a real COOL box and Design… Glad they liked it…

Are you able to get out in your New shop better now? ... and stay warm?

Nice to see you back!! Don’t be such a stranger!

Have a good one!

Joe

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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janice

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#14 posted 11-11-2017 11:56 PM

Beautiful piece as always!

-- Janice

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patron

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#15 posted 11-12-2017 12:13 AM

yup joe

shop is warming better

thanks janice
hope things good there with you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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