Yard Dragon

Marlene KindredJune 18, 2014

Finally getting to post the latest creation of my DH for our DD. He's been working on this dragon for months now. He stands about 6 feet tall and has a wingspan of about 5 feet or so. DD is pretty excited about him. He was made from a large glass bottle for his belly, saw blades, spoons, various farm implements and other bling type items.

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frankielynnsie(7B)

Wow! I love the spoons for the scales. What are his feet and wings (screen? the edging is?) made of?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 8:58PM
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KathyWI

Absolutely Amazing! Beautiful work.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:12PM
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Marlene Kindred

His wings are made from scythe blades with hardware cloth over them. The "veins" on the wings are made from the metal on "For Sale" signs. His feet are plow points from my father's plow...so our daughter will have some of her grandfather's equipment in her yard.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:37PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX(8b)

I love this thing it is awesome. Great imagination!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 1:42AM
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tinfoilhat

That is a beautiful piece. IâÂÂm going to have to buy your daughterâÂÂs books for some inspiration.
The wings are magic. I tried to blow up picture to see what material was used and how it was attached to rods but I lost all detail before I could figure it out. Is that expanded metal tacked with a wire welder? IâÂÂm a caveman gas torch and stick welder and I canâÂÂt imagine welding hardware cloth without blowing holes in it. How were those made?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 3:49AM
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patchesandbows

omg I love this great great job your daughter is going to love this

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 5:24AM
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Marlene Kindred

Tinfoilhat~

I'll send you a bigger picture via email and ask John to explain about the wings.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:30AM
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sunnyca_gw

He's wonderful with those wings & that great tail!! Even better to have grandpa's plow parts for feet! Great creativity & lucky DD! Jan

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 9:20PM
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Prestonsnana

Oh do I LOVE your dragon! He's absolutely marvelous! Terrific work. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 2:07AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Wow now that is really clever!!! Great job!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 2:09PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Amazing.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 2:45PM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

I love it Marlene!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 4:45AM
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