Carve like an Egyptian

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Project by miles125 posted 11-02-2007 03:11 AM 1689 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a chunk of 12/4 mahogany and some spare time on my hands. I left it out on my back deck for a year till it got the silvery color i liked. Not one of my greatest projects but somehow it meant something very important at the time. I figure somebody 200 years from now will run across this and say “what the hell was this guy thinkin?”.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 11-02-2007 03:17 AM

Definitely has the look of an artifact. Are you sure you didn’t find this thing in an Egyptian pyramid?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 11-02-2007 04:04 AM

Great! Do the hieroglyphs have an specific meaning. I know people can buy a cartouche that is supposed to translate to the equivalent if their nameā€¦

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 11-02-2007 01:14 PM

it’s a wonderful conversation piece.
I’d love to have something like this “hidden” in my gardens for passersby to find.

I, too, wondered how the message translated.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-02-2007 01:32 PM

I’m not real sure, but it would be a real letdown to discover it says something like….”Ninety days, same as cash”. Lol

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 11-02-2007 01:54 PM

I can only identify three heiroglyphs in the image, but Miles, do you know the meaning of the cartouche you carved?

-- Dekker -

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 11-02-2007 02:05 PM

I didn’t know mahogany would turn that silver color. Neat project.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-02-2007 03:42 PM

I think it reads “Power tools are for the birds.”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 11-02-2007 03:48 PM

Pretty cool, nonetheless!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 11-03-2007 02:06 AM

I like it! Very interesting – just make up a wild story about finding it in an Egyptian tomb and people will believe it :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 11-03-2007 06:13 AM

I think this is a pretty neat piece. It has to be a great conversation starter.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 12-08-2007 11:10 PM

Very unique!

This project just popped up in the shuffle, & I’m glad it did. At first look, I thought it was made of stone.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 08-22-2010 10:39 AM

I think it says “Excellent woodworker”!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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