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Project by hairy posted 873 days ago 1486 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.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 873 days ago

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

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 873 days ago

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 873 days ago

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 873 days ago

well dud Lumber BUD !

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 873 days ago

nice Hairy

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

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 871 days ago

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 871 days ago

I like it, Hairy. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- 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 871 days ago

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.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 871 days ago

cool idea well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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