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Tanuki the deadwood dragon?

Post  Harleyrider on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:39 pm

On a recent ramble with Mr T, Terry amd Matt, I collected this lovely piece of deadwood to use in a tanuki. My wife has today seen the image of a traditional Chinese/Japanese dragon in it. What do you think?

I'm not sure whether to use this image within a tanuki or to keep the wood as a display piece. Again, what do you think?

Deadwood dragon


Traditional Chinese dragon


Considering I've spent much of my life around tattoos and tattooing, not to mention having a particular interest in Eastern cultures and the wood being in my office which is filled with images of dragon tattoos, I can't believe I didn't see this image myself. A case of not seeing the deadwood for the trees, perhaps?

The first pic has lost about a 1/4 of its width, but trust me, it has a spur which represent the hind leg, and tails of nicely to represent, well, the tail!

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Post  Smithy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:58 pm

That really is a dragon. great bit of wood.

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Post  JLudlam on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:10 am

I looked all over and never saw the dragon but this little creature jumped out at me right from the start, hope you dont mind the coloring to bring him out a little more.

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Post  JLudlam on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:19 am

Oh wow I just noticed that you may have started the all new Suiseki viewing Stick collection cheers sorry about the humor, I simply couldnt resist.

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:15 am

Actually I saw the same section as JLudlam but saw it as a tiger on a branch.

Think you're right, Smithy. This could more than make up for people not being so able to see shapes in the flames of open fires any more.

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Post  JLudlam on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:07 pm

Ok I think that I found the dragon this time.


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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:34 pm

Why is there a turtle humping my dragon?

Oh wow I just noticed that you may have started the all new Suiseki viewing Stick collection

Laughing I think you may be on to something there! Kev, can we start a new forum please?

Sorry, JL. The dragon is actually the other way round. Look at the black and white pic below the wood for long enough and you'll see a similar shape developing.

@ Fiona. A tiger? Where? Get your crayons out and show me.

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Post  Smithy on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:37 pm

I saw the dragon the other way around.
The tiger is in the same place as the turtle but slumped over the branch.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:02 pm

Sounds like a new marshal arts movies "Wooden Dragon, Humping Turtle". I can't see it as an action thriller, but I never considered myself much of a movie critic! Laughing

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:07 pm

Looks like a bit of old stick to me. Brought this bit of stick home a couple of years ago. My wife says it looks like a bird. How mad is she!?!?

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:28 pm

She's obviously this mad!



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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:34 pm

Harleyrider wrote: Fiona. A tiger? Where? Get your crayons out and show me.
Sorry HR. In the time-honoured fashion of kids the world over, I got my crayons stuck up my nose in 1965 and they've never re-emerged.


Jay Gaydosh wrote: Sounds like a new martial arts movies "Wooden Dragon, Humping Turtle". I can't see it as an action thriller, but I never considered myself much of a movie critic!

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:32 pm

fiona wrote:She's obviously this mad! You've met my wife then!


Why are you posting a picture of a chicken with a broken leg. I thought we were disgussing bits of old wood. Mad as a box of frogs, the lot of you.


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Post  eaton2008 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:08 pm

my deadwood dragon


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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:46 pm

This has to be a conspiracy. your all mentalists and growing in number

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Post  fiona on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:44 pm

Will, it was a full moon the other night - it's only to be expected.

I saw either a bunny rabbit or a woodpecker in Eaton's bit of wood, depending on which way you looked at it.


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:57 am

Here's another stick that apparently, also looks like a bird?

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:06 am

My son seems to have caught the disease. Lunaris Maximus.Brought this piece home and he thought it looked like Jabba the Hut.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:44 pm

Can you see a face in this piece of wood?

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:48 pm

An acorn in here somewhere

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 pm


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Post  Smithy on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:00 pm

If you look back and forth to your avatar and the pic they start blending into one. Laughing

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Dragon's dragons

Post  Jeremy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi,
My offering
Dragon's

This help? A welsh dragon....




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Post  JLudlam on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:15 pm

Jeremy wrote:Hi,
My offering
Dragon's

I dont know about a dragon but the first one does remind me of an otter, the second on the other hand is what us backwoods Floridans would call a black-matter-swabertail, or in your case one of the mossy species. Hate it when you go fishing and get one of those suckers on a hook Mad


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Re: Tanuki the deadwood dragon?

Post  fiona on Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:19 pm

First one - otter definitely.

I think the second one is Dino from The Flintstones.



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