Chinese Dragon

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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-25-2008 12:15 PM 1681 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dragons along with Tigers are my favourites for carving. This project is a combination of Scroll Sawing,
Carving and Pyrography and applying the finishing varnish. This was one on a slab of pine 3 foot x 1 foot.
Have added Photo of head and tail to show the amount of burning involved.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 04-25-2008 12:44 PM


This is an interesting piece. I simply cannot imagine the effort that it would take to produce something like this.
This is truly a work of art.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-25-2008 12:57 PM

I’m just curious … was your scroll saw hungry for more wood about an hour after you finished? lol

That’s an amazing piece … thanks for sharing!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#3 posted 04-25-2008 01:23 PM

Equisite design and detail. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 04-25-2008 01:43 PM

Beautifully done. Quite an artist. I can’t imagine the time and effort it must have taken to do this. Great work of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 04-25-2008 02:40 PM

extraordinary!! and the multi-crafts wow.
VERY VERY impressive – and gorgeous.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 04-25-2008 03:05 PM

I love dragons! Thanks for the post!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 04-25-2008 03:05 PM

.......................What she said! Wow!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 04-25-2008 03:30 PM

Great piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-25-2008 04:03 PM

That is one great piece of work! I love dragons.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 04-25-2008 06:17 PM

Amazing level of detail.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#11 posted 04-25-2008 08:38 PM

That is the coolest piece of woodworking art that I’ve ever seen. I admire your talent and the patience you have to do such fine detail work. Bob, you rock. Great stuff. I hope you’ll post more examples.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#12 posted 04-25-2008 10:28 PM

Wow! This is such an extraordinary piece of wood art—it almost leaves me breathless! Incredible talent, and I really appreciate your sharing it with us.

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#13 posted 04-26-2008 02:26 AM

Thanks to everyone for the great comments and encouragement. To know that others appreciate your work makes everything worth while. After browsing this great site and seeing the brilliant wood working projects posted by others I really had second thought of posting the dragon. So glad I did.

To Lip. Hey, at times I had wished the scroll saw had eaten the lot more of the wood. I have fed it since and working on a couple more projects.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 04-26-2008 03:19 AM

WOW!!... that’s pretty incredible…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#15 posted 04-26-2008 04:30 AM

Wow! Great piece your showing off. Love it. Also, Glad to have you here, and have joined are not so little group.

-- JJohn

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