Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dragons for the kids

I often build furniture for my children for Christmas but because some of them have limited room, I built each of them a Dragon. The dragon is made from Mahogany. I start with a pattern and cut the dragon on the scroll saw.

 After the cut I sand each of the 20 pieces so that they have some texture. The pieces are then treated in a bath of sodium hydroxide.
  This reacts with the tannins that are in the wood. This turns the mahogany to a deep beautiful red. The dragon is then sprayed with a pre-cat lacquer. Each dragon is numbered, the last being #16.

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