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Project by WMD2006 posted 808 days ago 1735 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my more ambitious projects. The initial design came from a plan in the magazine Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts. The winner of their annual design contest had created a similar dragon box. Not satisfied with the level of detail, I set out to make it better.
I increased every dimension about 30% and made each fretwork piece far more intricate. The patterns for the dragons on the end and inside came from The Wooden Teddy Bear. The others I made myself.
The box consists of poplar frames holding bloodwood panels. The frames have a scrollsawn layer that sits over the solid piece which creates the effect of carved scales around the edges. All the poplar was colored with black stain, but black spray paint would have been far easier.

-- -MDWhite





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 808 days ago

Beautiful work!

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HawkDriver

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#2 posted 808 days ago

WOW! That looks like it took a crazy amount of time and patience. Nice Job!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Brit

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#3 posted 808 days ago

Very impressive piece!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Roger

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#4 posted 807 days ago

Amazing and impressive! Really like the color/s combo/s. The scrolling is super fine detail that really pops! Very kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 807 days ago

Beautimous!

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#6 posted 807 days ago

Very impressive! The contrasting colors look awesome too.

-- Marcos, California

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#7 posted 807 days ago

friggin awesome. I am working on a chest for my kids. Thank goodness my boy hasn’t seen this!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 807 days ago

Wow, that scroll work is fantastic!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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WoodGuyNC

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#9 posted 807 days ago

Nicely done. When I saw in the Scroll book last month, I put it on my todo llist. But, I wanted to make a small jewelry box size.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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#10 posted 807 days ago

Bad ass!

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#11 posted 802 days ago

Great box! I saw this issue of Scrollsaw and wanted to make this box too. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#12 posted 552 days ago

I’m diggin’ the Hylian Shield on it. Nice touch!

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