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Pyramid Treasure Chest for my Little Princess

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Project by NDVermin posted 04-06-2013 12:50 PM 1464 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks –

I wanted to build an Egyptian inspired treasure chest for my daughter (my dad is Egyptian and I want her to learn about that part of her heritage). After struggling to come up with a satisfactory design for a more standard chest style treasure box, I decided to make it in the shape of a Pyramid. It includes a couple hidden removable panels with a pull out map of the Giza Pyramids and a “treasure room” with some goodies. I used the proportions of the great pyramid in Egypt (it’s really interesting to see how a pyramid shape changes with different perspectives as you walk around it – there really is something special about those proportions).

I used my home made CNC to design and carve the external Hieroglyphics. I included one shot with the shop dog to give it some scale – it’s actually pretty big (as my wife tells me too big to display anywhere!) – about 31” per side and around 22” tall. Made mostly of solid cherry with some plywood for an internal frame. Thanks for looking!

Scott





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 01:23 PM

This looks unique and I bet that it was a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 04-06-2013 01:27 PM

Very cool! Sure to become a family heirloom.

And shopdog looks to be asking “Ok. I laid still for you to take your silly picture. Now where’s my TREAT?” LOL

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#3 posted 04-06-2013 01:41 PM

awesome project.

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#4 posted 04-06-2013 09:47 PM

Really a neat project and a fun way to tell of your family’s heritage.

CtL

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Dakkar

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#5 posted 04-06-2013 11:48 PM

I think that’s wildly cool, Scott. It’s like a pyramid dollhouse. Great work. And you’ve got a homemade CNC? Impressed again.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 06:00 AM

Scott, I am not sure who had the most fun with this intricate project…you or the Princess. You certainly do go for detailed and original designs judging by your other posted projects and this one. It is fun work to see, and it involves some real craftsmanship. Like you, I too found that there are some tricky angles involved in this design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 12:05 PM

Excellent!

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 11:34 PM

Very cool!!

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