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Project by hairy posted 09-11-2012 01:38 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shen is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that represents eternal protection. Originally, it was a loop of rope with a knot. Whatever was looped with the rope would be protected. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_ring

This one is a mirror, but it could be a picture frame. It uses an off the shelf 5” mirror I picked up at a hobby shop.

This, along with this, will be a gift.

Maple, clear lacquer.

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





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Porchfish

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 01:54 PM

Wow! I learned something today thanks to “Hairy” ! I love this place !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 02:04 PM

Cool mirror and a very interesting information .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 02:42 PM

Has kind of an art deco feel about it – which is appropriate since Egyptian design influenced art deco. Nice clean look. Good wood choice.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 02:52 PM

Interesting mirror.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 02:56 PM

I like it. I might have to do something like that for my daughter she has a dog named Anubis after the egyptian god.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 04:40 PM

Fine job there Harry. That would make a nice clock stand. May have to change the angle a little so you could see the clock but I really like the design.
Hope all is well with you and family. Cooling down some here in South Carolina. Can get outside now without sweat dripping off my body.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 04:54 PM

That is very beautiful Hairy!
Really cool, I also learned something today!
I like the Cross Mirror that is going with it too..Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 09:37 PM

That is very interesting and a neat project. My daughter is an archaeologist and she would appreciate something like this. A nice little XMas gift. Looks like I’ve added another project to my list!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 04:14 AM

Cool project.Very nice mirror frame-stand.I have one at home who would like to have something like this on her night stand

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 09-12-2012 07:32 PM

I’d say elegant, Hairy, well done.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#11 posted 09-14-2012 01:12 AM

I think this is vewwry vewwwry kool

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

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