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Project by hairy posted 03-10-2012 04:09 PM 1571 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol for life, but also their word for mirror.

I made this for my wife. She has a collection of antique mirrors.

It’s canary wood. It’s not one of my favorites for working, but I think it has a nice look.

I started resawing this on the tablesaw, and finished it on the bandsaw.

9 and 1/2” x 5 and 1/2” x 3/4” Lacquer finish.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 04:41 PM

Canary wood is hard but any thing made out of it is very good looking. Very nice job on the cross.
Chuck

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 06:19 PM

Beautiful Ankh, nice idea to represent the symbol for life and a useful mirror. Nice idea.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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NBeener

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 06:20 PM

Beautiful, and very animated … sort of anthropomorphic (is that even a word ?) !

Nicely done !

-- -- Neil

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 06:22 PM

well dud Lumber BUD !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 10:32 PM

nice Hairy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 04:17 PM

Looks good! Did you recess the top piece to allow for the mirror and then sandwich and glue it all back together? What is your finish?

Thanks

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 06:00 PM

I like it, Hairy. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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hairy

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 07:46 PM

Thanks!

Randy, I recessed the bottom piece to hold the mirror. That last pic isn’t real good, but it shows the recess. Lacquer finish.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 08:03 PM

cool idea well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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