Dragon Pull Toy

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My recent entry into the wonderful world of LumberJocks started with a blog entry by A.J. Hamler.

In it, he said that he was making a dragon pull toy for a grandchild, and gave me a nice shout-out as the designer. He said that he found the plans in the April 2000 issue of Woodworker’s Journal. After A.J. sent me an email to let me know that he mentioned me in his blog (a class act!), I asked him how he found the dragon.
What goes around comes around, and he told me he found it through a LumberJocks post by Wayne Jensen (aka Owlcroft).

And then to top that, Wayne made a video of the dragon in action and posted it on YouTube.

So A.J. and Wayne are the reason I’m here. And that’s the rest of the story.

New friends are a good thing to have. It only took me 13 years to find them. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 08:45 PM

This is really cool. Love the design of it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 10:32 PM

Absolutely enchanting design—I’d love to make one sometime. Thanks for the design and sharing your story.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 12:05 AM

John, you certainly chose a fun career, combining woodworking and architecture. Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery and I can see many of our fellow Lumberjocks “favoriting” your creations. Thanks for sharing your imagination and skills with all of us.

-- 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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#4 posted 12-13-2013 12:22 AM

What a great looking Dragon…another excellent toy…You are quite the toy maker….:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 12:53 AM

Another winner nice work John.


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#6 posted 12-13-2013 11:49 AM

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 04:53 PM

John being married to a lovely welsh women Bronwen for forty two years I can tell you(first off the welsh emblem and flag is a dragon) this is going to be copied by myself next year to hopefully great acclaim from my family I only hope I can do your design justice very well done now the hard bit do you have any plans LOL beg beg Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 05:42 PM

Great design and cool story… Welcome to LJs and thanks for sharing the dragon pull toy…

-- Dan

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 07:44 PM

Great design on the dragon.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 09:38 PM

What a terrific project involved with engineering! That looks like a fun project!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 01:36 AM

This is just so much fun ;-) ;-)

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 03-29-2014 02:48 PM

John – so happy to find you on LJs! I want you to know I’ve saved the plan from Woodworker’s Journal all these years, with the best of intentions of making it; love the design. My ninth grandchild is due in June, so I have another year as a chance to make it before he’s walking. AJ Hamler printed an article of mine in the first issue of Woodcraft Magazine several years ago, and I agree, he is a class act as an editor, and a woodworker.
Anyway, just wanted to welcome you to LJs and let you know I admire your design. ;-)


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