Long Dragon Tine

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Project by wood2art posted 182 days ago 973 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a most unusual Tine, and a bit of a challenge to make, but that is what this game is all about, isn’t it. A Tine is a very strong box, as long as the bentwood sides continue to curve. In this case, the box is long and narrow, so the long sides became too parallel. I strengthened the box by adding the two dividers. I curved the top of the dividers to match the concave underside of the top.

I did quite a bit of taxidermy work in my younger years, and still had some glass eyes laying around. Finally found a use for them.

It is made form Cherry and Bubinga. The overall size is 22” long, 6 1/4” wide, and 6 1/2” high. The inside dimensions are 16 1/2” by 5 1/2” by 3 1/4’. Finished with Tung oil and urethane.

This piece has been in a art gallery in Rochester Minnesota for the last couple years, and I needed to put in out to a wider audience.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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#1 posted 182 days ago

That is really nice Jim. Love your things.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 182 days ago

This is one amazing Tine, it’s design and Build are outstanding.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 182 days ago

NICE box

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 182 days ago

Beautiful box.

-- Dan P.

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#6 posted 182 days ago


A Lot of talent went in that.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 182 days ago

Awesome work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 182 days ago

very elegant

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 181 days ago

Jim, this is lovely. I especially like the details in the dividers with the use of the cut-outs. The eye and marks are a clever touch. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 181 days ago

Amazing work.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#11 posted 181 days ago

Flat out stunning piece art here… Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 181 days ago

fabulous piece of work Jim, you have a very nice balance in the use of the two different timbers, this would be a hard piece to part with :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 181 days ago

Amazing work and details. Love the design…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 181 days ago

That is a collector item just beautiful ,great design .

-- Kiefer 松

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#15 posted 180 days ago

Outstanding box, beautiful dragon hander.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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