Laurel's dragonfly

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Project by learnin2do posted 1454 days ago 1745 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my daughter for Christmas. It is walnut and…probably crepe myrtle, just cause I usually have a plethora laying around . I bought the veneer and used an exacto then laminated. The curl in the wings is one of those miraculous mistakes that turns out to be gravy!!
I’m a powertool freak, so this is all circular saw, dremel. hand-held router, and grinder w/a sanding pad.
-It may be apparent, but i use a lot of wood filler too! I haven’t mastered precise joinery -or even sloppy real joinery at all yet.

-- christine

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#1 posted 1454 days ago


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 1454 days ago

Wow, really cool. Any information on how it was made, woods (I assume walnut and maple) or anything else? This is neat, and I might like to try something like this, or maybe a monarch butterfly off this design, as my wife loves monarchs.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#3 posted 1454 days ago

Very fine craftsmanship.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 1454 days ago

exquisite, I don’t know if I spelled that right but it’s definately the only word that comes to mind right now

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#5 posted 1454 days ago

Love it. I have always wanted to try a sculpture like this…very inspirational.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#6 posted 1454 days ago

This is indeed cool! Very intraquite (heck I tried three times to spell that.) But it’s great!


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#7 posted 1453 days ago

Thats Neat!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 1453 days ago

superb !!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1452 days ago

thats cool- tell us a little more of what you used and how you made it.

-- Theresa,

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#10 posted 1452 days ago

thats cool- tell us a little more of what you used and how you made it.

-- Theresa,

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#11 posted 1450 days ago

Really, really, nice dragon fly! The woods contrast beautifully and the overall design is excellent. I can’t imagine doing this type work, with the tools you used. Congraulations on a fantastic job!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 1417 days ago

I like it. It gives me an idea for a car. :)

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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#13 posted 1415 days ago

-oh -sorry -sanders and grinders and dremel and i did purchases the veneer at Colco. -just cut it with a blade and some with the dremel.

-okay -i can’t wait to see the car!!

-- christine

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#14 posted 1412 days ago

Ok this is seriously cool Christine, very original!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#15 posted 1412 days ago

Christine, the more I look at this critter the more I like it. Maybe you should explore this area of carving a bit more? You really are very creative. :) I was going to say something about doing this sort of thing inside for winter work… but I don’t think you get winter there like we do here.. or do you?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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