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I already posted this in the “What did you do in the shop today” post, but I think it belongs here too:

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My first attempt at the Dragon Scale twist. Started with about 7" of 1" square. Tapered to about 3/16" at the end. I did the opener end taper and punch before cutting the diagonals. I tried to pre plan the cuts with partial success. Once cutting I messed up the first one cutting too deep and across the center line. In the finished piece its hard to see. Overall pretty fun project, may try again on a bit smaller stock.

 

 

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That is a sweet looking piece! Dragons tail bottle opener essentially? 

Does a dragon hang out near the mixer haha

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Doing some learning today. Sheared off an ear and then a nostril before I decided to slow down.   They are getting better 

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Such great openers here! I haven't done many but I thought I'd take a break from what I've been practicing on and made this. Just felt like something artful. I'm not great with chiseling and punching. I figured out a different strategy for the next one. This one, the snout came out too long. Cut it down and reworked it. The loop was too big to fit a bottle, so I cut a piece out and tried to put in scrolls that I've been seeing everyone do. It works now. 

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Thank you Jasen. I've got an idea for a goat head also. Working on ideas in clay and I have improvements for the wolf.

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New bottle opener for a new dad, who will not sleep at night. :D
The bottle opener have a 3'5Inch to height and 2Inch

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