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Mihrab (Mosque Niche)

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Project by Moe93 posted 08-06-2014 02:32 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks!
This was my first project that i had started last summer and i have to say it was overwhelming at first considering i only had a few tools and little experience in woodworking. This was a project for a local community center and mosque. I had always been deeply interested in historical Arabic and Islamic architecture and saw this as an opportunity to gain experience in design and implementation. This interest developed during my childhood in Syria experiencing great monuments of old and the painstaking detail that went into each.

I started out with a miter saw, circular saw, and jigsaw at first. I then obtained some tools later on when i needed them.

here are some pictures i took during the process.

Enjoy!

Overall it was an enjoyable project and i personally gained valuable experience throughout that process. There were many things that i would have done differently today if i had to do it over again. It also really got me hooked on woodworking and I have much more to learn from folks here and else where in the woodworking community.

Thank you

-- check out my instagram page! http://instagram.com/mohammedehdi





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#1 posted 08-06-2014 03:58 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 04:10 PM

Wow that is some great work, love the details…. Gret job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-06-2014 04:40 PM

This really is artwork!

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#4 posted 08-06-2014 05:00 PM

You are to humble. This is excellent work and attention to detail. I would say that you also have a lot to teach. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Richard in Oroville

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#5 posted 08-06-2014 10:13 PM

Wow ! Great detail. What is the saw with the chisel on it?

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#6 posted 08-06-2014 11:26 PM

Well done. On you photo roll, going from pic #5 to pic #6 is amazing. Thank you for showing detail build too.

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#7 posted 08-06-2014 11:32 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind remarks.
Freddy that saw is a rockwell bladerunner, it is really an upside down jigsaw and the first tool i bought.It got me started, however I quickly became frustrated with it as it does not do one thing well.

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#8 posted 08-07-2014 03:56 AM

That is some gorgeous and highly detailed work, and outstanding job!

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