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  • #16
    Re: Dragon for my grandson

    Well done! That is a sweet gift.
    Terry

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    • #17
      Re: Dragon for my grandson

      Thanks, all, for the nice comments! We had to drive to NOLA this morning (left home at 0600, so we could babysit the granddaughter (17 months) and I could take my grandson to school. Gave it to him before school and he loved it. My son was totally blown away - didn't think the old man had it in him... Actually, not true... my son really does appreciate the carvings I give him and the grand kids... I keep trying to get him to try carving, but he's too busy earning a living right now...

      Claude
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      • #18
        Re: Dragon for my grandson

        Excellent job Claude! Looks like the Gryffin in the Welsh flag (the only flag design in the world that's remained the same for a thousand years by the way).

        Two thought for you sir.
        1. You mentioned on another post you wanted to see the grain without painting over it.
        You can thin the paint considerably so it acts more a stain than a paint, and you get the benefit of both.
        2. Instead of superglue to toughen up a punky area (makes for some tough carving afterward) Use a 50/50 mixture of shellac and denatured alcohol. The alcohol penetrates the wood easily and brings the shellac along with it. Great stuff.

        Finally....this was an awesome job indeed!!
        Greg

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        • #19
          Re: Dragon for my grandson

          Nice job on that dragon, Claude. There is a lot of work in that carving, imagine if you would have started with a nice piece of wood...how you made him come out so good with what you had is very impressive.

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          • #20
            Re: Dragon for my grandson

            Nice dragon Claude even with the difficult wood.
            Joe

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