Dragon Wall Plague

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Project by Bob Collins posted 07-11-2012 01:32 AM 1681 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved one of these a few years back, sold it and vowed never attempt it again. Was asked to do another on commission and the dollars were to good to knock back and I will borrow it back to enter in s woodcraft show
in Melbourne later in the year. Seems strange selling a dragon carving to the Chinese gent but he has Australian Dollars to spend.

Pic 3 a bit fuzzy, sorry about that.

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

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 01:35 AM

Wow, that is so cool, Bob!! an amazing job of carving. You are so talented, I can see why someone wanted another one!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 01:43 AM

That’s priceless… I hope you weren’t generous on the cost!

-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 01:48 AM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:52 AM

What a fabulous piece of work Mate, great detail & finish Bob. Has to make the Days top 3

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

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 08:41 AM

Outstanding Job there Bob!! You are a very talented carver, and turner!! Job well done!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 09:28 AM


-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 01:03 PM

Wow, that is a great carving. so much intricate detail. Quite a niece piece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 11:58 PM

Thanks for the comments, nice to get away from the lathe for a break.
You would be joking Pete, top 3, I would need to suck more ice cream to get their votes !!!!

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

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 01:11 AM

You do very very well on carving as well. The details are great and selling Chinese dragon to Chinese fellow is something else. Wish you good luck in the competition in the end of this year.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 10:58 PM

Very great work Bob!!! I haven’t attempted to do carving. But would love to teach myself another craft. This looks beautiful!!!!! I too do commission custom orders if the price is right.

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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#12 posted 08-04-2012 03:28 AM

Thanks Dana. Like you I am self taught on carving, turning etc would love to master one but there is so much new stuff to try. Re commissions, hard to get them to agree on a right price, people don’t realise how many hours goes into the project.

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

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#13 posted 08-06-2012 05:31 PM

yea Bob … I have had that problem with commission a couple of times. But most don’t argue. I just love when people look at my stuff and say “oh I could do that” with sarcasm. They think they can pick up a tool and just master it… lol…. I always just smile and say “ok” . Not that I don’t believe they could eventually learn to do it…. but because they are so sure they can do it and do it better. It takes practice like any other woodwork. You just don’t master things over night. It takes practice, patience, determination, and lots of will power. And Bob my friend I am sure it does take ALOT of hours to carve like you do. I commend the patience and determination you have with it. As it is truly a work of art without a doubt. I commend anyone who puts Their All in their work. Take care my friend.

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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