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Carve the Dragon

A little carving makes wood come alive.

Master carver Jock Holmen shows you how to carve a dragon motif to embellish the arms of a new chair.

3 Comments

  1. I am having problems with the dimmensions of the top-rail ; it looks kind of patched , but then again , the dimmensions are 31/2 ” which is correct ?
    I plan to use maple , this OK ?

    Conradt Lopez-Forment, 1 year ago Reply

    • The top rail is glued up from 3 pieces. One of them is the full length of the rail; it’s 1-5/8″ wide. Two other pieces are glued to this long piece to make “ears” at the ends of the rail. These two pieces are 1-7/8″ wide, making the total width of the rail (at the ends) to 3-1/2″. All of this is easier to understand by looking at the story about building the folding stool in the June/July issue of American Woodworker, pages 48 and 49.

      jtoner, 1 year ago Reply

  2. Does anyone know who sells reclaimed long leaf pine.

    Tony Licata, 6 months ago Reply


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