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Egyptian kings trophy box.

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Project by Arthouse posted 10-07-2011 02:45 AM 2039 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I envisioned a box made for an ancient king. I used wenge for the top and legs alternating with birch for the contrasting colors to match the african porcupine quills I used for the border and the handle. I used massacar ebony veneer to accent the black all in concert together for the traveling tribal ancient look of a kings trophy box . The boxes are 10’’ high x 16’’ long x 8’’ wide. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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LittlePaw

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#1 posted 10-07-2011 03:00 AM

They are definitely unique and very beautiful, Dan. Good job!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Moron

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 03:26 AM

Super Cool,………nice execution, makes quite a statement

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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mmh

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 04:11 AM

Interesting detail on the legs. I can see grimacing faces on each of them, as if they are guarding their treasures. Beautifully done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 05:47 AM

Very nice design and very creative legs.

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Arthouse

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#5 posted 10-07-2011 05:56 AM

Thanks for the comments the legs remind me of king Tut’s gotee on his gold striped sarcofogus .

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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sras

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#6 posted 10-07-2011 06:29 AM

Looks very Egyptian to me! Nice interpretation. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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vipond33

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#7 posted 10-07-2011 07:53 AM

Irreverently, they also look like my daughter with a frown on her face wearing her favourite leggings. But as a box? well, nigh on perfect I’d say.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Ian Hawthorne

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#8 posted 10-07-2011 07:58 AM

Love them!

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shipwright

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#9 posted 10-07-2011 08:16 AM

Another beauty, very Egyptian looking and as always your innovative use of other complementary materials to accent the woodwork adds a very special and exotic feel.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 10-07-2011 10:04 AM

Wow these are great, so different and one of a kind. Oppps there is 2 of them. Great work love the grain.

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

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OutPutter

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#11 posted 10-07-2011 12:24 PM

They’re so cool, I don’t even want to see inside. Yup, just like a sarcophagus.

-- Jim

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#12 posted 10-07-2011 12:36 PM

something to be proud of.. great looking stuff

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amagineer

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#13 posted 10-07-2011 01:07 PM

You could have dug these up from a tomb, they are so authentic looking. You would expect them to walk away. Great job!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 10-07-2011 01:45 PM

as always in your work, very creative, and perfectly accomplished. Well done.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 10-07-2011 02:23 PM

WOW!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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