Painting the Dragons in a Box

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Painting the Dragons in a Box

Carved puzzle play set fits into a castle-shaped box

By Carolea Hower

My son, Kevin, has liked dragons from the time the television movie The Hobbit was produced. With several other puzzle designs completed, I decided to design a dragon puzzle for his birthday. Since I also carve and wanted to make the puzzle special, I carved each of the dragon-shaped puzzle pieces. Then, I carved the puzzle box into a castle scene.

Read the full step-by-step instructions in Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2013 (Issue 62).

Download the paint chart as well as color photos of each dragon from every side to guide you in finishing the project below:

Paint Chart

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