When creating the arch top design for the saddle and clothes horses, we set aside some extra wood to create several shields and masks.
This example is a dragon woodcut with an moon motif. The project involves using a cooper technique to cut and size the wood. The back is framed in. Then the outside design is sketched and chiseled. After staining and more sanding, a rich antique luster grabs the eye of onlookers as you march of glen and glade in search of those scaly creatures.
The shield should be good for some significant whacks with a tail or five minutes of full on dragon breath. Great for 2012.
62-BL-02-12 Finished in traditional oils. Designed in reclaimed spruce and fir.