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Mar 29, 2014
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#1 posted 03-28-2014 09:38 PM
My father really saved my butt on this one :) I hadn’t sanded the pieces enough to compensate for the extra thickness the clear coat added so we had some parts sticking and not moving freely. So we put our heads together and he figured out how to make everything work. Thank you again Dad :D
-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P
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#2 posted 03-28-2014 10:21 PM
That’s excellent! I’d love to see a video of it moving.
#3 posted 03-28-2014 10:26 PM
Let me know if this link worksvideo
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#4 posted 03-28-2014 10:36 PM
Hope you know that John Hutchinson, the designer of your dragon, is a LumberJock and has posted his version of it here.
Nice work. Good selection of woods. Great to involve your son in the build.
Keep up the good work.
-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090
#5 posted 03-28-2014 10:42 PM
You’re right, April 2000 issue of Woodworkers Journal. Thanks to John for an excellent article. Except for a couple of self inflicted issues it was a pretty straight forward build.
#6 posted 03-28-2014 11:01 PM
NEAT! Yes. It works fine.
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#7 posted 03-28-2014 11:26 PM
Great job on a super toy!
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington
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#8 posted 03-29-2014 04:38 AM
Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.
-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick
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#9 posted 03-29-2014 10:41 AM
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
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#10 posted 03-29-2014 12:12 PM
Very classy. Love the contrasts of the wood and how smoothly he (she?) works. It really comes to life. Great job.
-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com
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#11 posted 03-29-2014 01:16 PM
that is a great project and toy, how could I get plans for it. my grandson is going on two.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia
#12 posted 03-29-2014 05:46 PM
If you can’t find a copy of the April 2000 Woodworkers Journal, you might try contacting the designer, John Hutchinson, who is a member here.
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#13 posted 03-29-2014 06:25 PM
John is a fellow LJ. I know he would be honored to see your creation. Nice work guys.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green
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#14 posted 04-01-2014 06:37 AM
Great toy, kid must love it!
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
#15 posted 04-14-2014 01:00 PM
Happy News! The dragon sold at the first craft fair we took it to! A long lady bought it to decorate the nursery for her baby due to be born in a couple months.
Guess my son and I will have to make another one!!
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