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Fyfe Dragon

Ocean Refit of Majorca was rebuilding a 120-year-old William Fyfe yacht. Fyfe of Fairlie on The Firth of Clyde built yachts that sailed in America’s Cup. He Had adopted a stylized Chinese dragon as his trademark. I was asked to carve a dragon based on the 2D design in 3D out of a length of oak that had been under the engine for 80 years. The wood was very black from engine oil and had natural splits, man-made holes for bolts, and the odd copper nail and brass screw. The wood was surprisingly good except for the drilled holes that needed to be filled. The Bronze tongue was made by Gregory Ryan, Sculptor in Paris, and assembled in Majorca. Quiet an international effort

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