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Project by JohnnyRThrottle posted 12-14-2012 11:34 PM 1091 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This I did for my brother. He loves dragons. He has a huge dragon tattooed on his back, his Harley Davidson had dragons all over it so he left me no choice but to make him a box with …. you guessed it, a dragon on it. I met a guy who knew how to wood burn and he needed some plaques made so I traded the work straight across. Both of us were happy with the trade. The box is basswood and the dovetail splines, hinges, handles, floor and tray bottom are aromatic cedar. I wish I had taken a picture of the inside because I made some really cool stays for the tray to sit on. The tray slides in like it’s on a cushion of air, a perfect fit. Anyways, he loves it and I had a good time building it. Hope you like it too. Thanks , Johnny”R” p.s. If there is anyone who can point me towards a shop in England where I might be able to share and do some woodwork or help the person with any of their work it would be appreciated. Thanks again.

-- JohnnyR, England, http://www.woodworkerJohnnyR.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 11:58 PM

Very cool I’m sure your bro loved it.

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 03:28 AM

Great work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 12:38 PM

Beautiful work Johnny. I like your wooden hinges too. Is the part that sticks out on them a stop for the lid?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JohnnyRThrottle

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 01:33 PM

Yes, my friend was looking at my work and noticed my hinge was a bit on the thin side. He said they might break after awhile, so he told me to figure out a solution. I studied it and came up with that idea. They remind me of little hood scoops off an old Mustang. It was a lesson in trouble shooting and it turned out great. Thanks for noticing. Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England, http://www.woodworkerJohnnyR.com

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 04:27 PM

WOW. Nice box. My grandson would love that box.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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JohnnyRThrottle

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#6 posted 12-15-2012 08:14 PM

Is his name Rick or is he a Dragon and Castle lover. I’m sure I’ll find another woodburner in the future or maybe you can give it a go. Good Luck with that. Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England, http://www.woodworkerJohnnyR.com

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 09:59 PM

Just so sensational bro!

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#8 posted 12-22-2012 09:00 AM

I agree with the other guys – spectacular! Espacially with the whole thing made of basswood, hard to do.
That is some really impressive wood burning too….. wow.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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