Arbutus Dragon

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 02-05-2011 10:31 PM 1817 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a commission to carve a ‘talking stick’ in the form of a dragon from a piece of Arbutus. The stick was about 30 inches long and with a diameter ranging from to 1 to 11/2 inches. It was a free form piece and I was asked to retain some of the bark. The piece was power carved and enhanced with a Razortip pyrography tool The finish is Clapham’s beeswax furniture polish.

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 11:09 PM

Very cool. Better not leave it laying around outside, it looks so real.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 12:47 AM

A life like piece with a lot of detail. Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 01:08 AM

Beautiful piece!

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 01:39 AM

That is very nice. I love it.

-- polecat, south alabama

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 03:23 AM

Looks real enough that I wouldn’t pick it up. Shows true skill and great talent.

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 07:42 PM

Definitely a conversation piece.

Cool job. Love the flow and it’s belly…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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