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Project by Owlcroft posted 11-25-2013 05:02 AM 11918 views 20 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make this articulated Dragon pull toy for my Grandson’s 1st Birthday. This is my 1st attempt at an articulated toy. I used Blood wood for the body and wheels; and walnut for the hips, legs, tail, and cowl. I choose lace wood for the wings to give them them the look of scaled wings. I am including a link to a short YouTube video I made of the Dragon in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS42lNOsvSY&feature=youtu.be

-- Owlcroft





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Ken_M

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 05:20 AM

That’s awesome. Loved seeing it in motion too. Great job

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 09:25 AM

Very nice project.

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 10:22 AM

Great toy Owlcroft!! Beautiful woods (including the table top)! Where did you find the patttern? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 12:30 PM

Great project! Where did you get the plans? Man, like 3 seconds is a bit short!
MIKE

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 02:20 PM

That is just too cool! If the plans are available, would you share? Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 02:29 PM

What a great dragon! I too was wondering if there were plans available. Thanks for posting.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 03:37 PM

Great job !!!

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 05:04 PM

N E A T !!!

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 06:13 PM

Great job

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 07:21 PM

I like it a lot. Great choice of woods, especially for the wings

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 07:22 PM

nice job.
Chuck

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 09:46 PM

Very nice work! Your grandson is lucky to have a grandpa like you . .

Erik

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Owlcroft

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 10:56 PM

I appreciate all the comments. It was a labor of love.

Several of you asked me where I got the plan for the Dragon. It is in the April 2000 edition of Woodworker’s Journal. The article includes everything you need to build your own.

Thanks again for all the kind words of encouragement.

-- Owlcroft

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 11:03 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#15 posted 11-25-2013 11:37 PM

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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