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Project by miles125 posted 06-11-2011 05:22 PM 2109 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a dragonfly made from heart pine and hardware cloth. The pattern on his wings is from yellow and red telephone wire i salvaged and wove into the wire cloth. It’s approx 24” long and 38” wingspan.

PS: The wind machine in the background is one of many i’ve made from crazy found stuff. No wood though so you’ll just have to settle for being teased by it. :)

Thanks for looking!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 06-11-2011 05:38 PM

My wife loves dragonfly’s, I may have to use your idea and make one for her. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 06-11-2011 06:16 PM

That is fantastic! How did you get the wing materials so perfect? It sounds like awkward stuff to fool with…like one of those things that you come up with, and you are all excited …until 3 hours later, and you are growling and gritting your teeth…However long or short…it came out beautifully and was worth it!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 09:39 PM

That’s cool,but it looks bigger than what you say.
Looks like 4 foot long.
Thanks for sharing.

-- polecat, south alabama

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 09:28 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 12:15 AM

beautiful creation.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 02:13 AM

I hope that beast doesn’t have a stinger. LOL
Nice job buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 06-13-2011 09:11 AM

Sweet! Time for a big snake. Creepin up the tree to get the Dragonfly. Great work.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 10:01 PM

love it, very cool…

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 09:56 PM

You are going to need a big swatter.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 04:42 AM

Egaaads! They grow ‘em big in Alabama! Very cool garden sculpture!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 04-05-2012 10:29 AM

Like your imagination, great job…Semper Fi!!


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#12 posted 12-01-2014 01:18 PM

looks like you got all the bugs out bro! nice piece very creative thoughts man! I like it!

-- James,Alabama,

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