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  • medicinedog
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    Sorry to hear about your thumb Greg, awesome dragon pipe though. The teeth look like Ivory. Whole thing is just too cool. (except your thumb) Lar

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  • pararaptor
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    Hey everyone, thanks again for the kind words and support.
    I haven't checked in in a while because, well.....I cut off the end of my thumb on the table saw, and maaaaaannn it hurts!!!!!
    It's sewn back together but geeeeze....

    I pushed a tall piece of wood through the table saw and reached around behind the blade to keep the wood from toppling onto the blade, when the blade bit me.
    This is why, you'll never in your lifetime hear the sentence, "Smart like Greg Jones".

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  • Sharon of the Dell
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    Very cool!

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  • pararaptor
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    DreamDex is easy to work with, and has a really nice grain as well.
    Carving a isn't any different than normal wood, however......I'm assuming there's terrible toxins to be found in the polymers they suffuse the wood with, so I absolutely wear a respirator when carving and sanding.

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  • sebastiaan56
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    As previously stated very cool. Thanks for sharing.

    I dont mind carving Radiata, the main issue is the visibility of the grain on the finished piece. Is the Dream Dex much different to work?

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  • woodshed
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    That is way too cool.

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  • Tom Ellis
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    Greg, You have to have one of the most unique collection of flutes ever.

    Outstanding, Tom

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  • rickm
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    thts quite the novelty but too much work for me. I am happy jsut to carve it.

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  • MagGeorge
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    Your imagination is limitless.
    Inspiring work!

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  • grdeno
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    very cool or should I say HOT that is really nice thanks for posting him.
    Gary

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  • pararaptor
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    Thanks fellas,
    I should mention too, that the horns and spikes on these things are made from moose antler for the big ones, and deer antler tips on the small ones.
    The big dragon is a 1 3/4" bore flute in the key of Fm. The smaller one is a 1" bore F#.
    Each of them are made from deck wood called DreamDex.
    This wood was in a vacuum chamber of some kind, and suffused with polymers. This makes the flute a hybrid wood/plastic flute; it retains the esthetic and working qualities of wood, while allowing the weatherability of plastic, which means it isn't temperamental in inclement weather.
    Just sayin'..............
    Greg

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  • efmaron
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    Good job Greg.

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  • Riverman
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    Great idea and a great carving!
    Bob

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  • Donsexton
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    Great job on the carving what a fun way to make use of your carving skills

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  • pararaptor
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    Fire Breathing Dragons

    Hey Everyone,
    I've been away for a while, carving and making a couple of fire breathing dragons.
    There's a tube that runs the length of the dragons belly, from blow hole to the dragons mouth, that blows lycopodium powder over an open flame.
    I'll attach a few pictures and a video.
    These things are fun!!
    Greg
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