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Project by tomd posted 11-14-2013 06:26 PM 5871 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 10”W x 10”D x 6”H plywood box covered with birdseye maple veneer, the banding is ebonized walnut, yellowheart and bloodwood. On the front around the escutcheon is the symbol of the ancient Egyptian winged sun god. On both sides are representatives of the sun god. And on the lid is the death mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun. I was fortunate enough to be able to see this mask at the Cairo museum The interior has quadrant hinges, full mortise lock and the entire interior is cover with padded black velvet with brass buttons. Thanks for looking.

-- Tom D





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vonhagen

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 07:03 PM

this is awe sum work. i love anything to do with king tut and the pyramids.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 07:05 PM

Impressive work. Your marquetry is remarkable. Works really with the maple veneer and line detail.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 07:17 PM

Tom, great fun and great work. First class in every detail.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 08:12 PM

King Tut would be very proud Tom !
Nice job as always my friend.

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Rick S.

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 08:25 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!

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MyChipCarving

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 08:52 PM

Creative work with excellent results!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Dave Haynes

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 08:53 PM

Noe that’s an extremely cool box. Love the inlay work.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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shipwright

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#8 posted 11-14-2013 09:17 PM

Egyptian sun god you say …..Who? ... Ra?
...and Hoorah!! as well.
Another great box Tom. Love the marquetry or to agree with Roger perhaps”remarquetry”.

It really adds a special feel when we make something with ties to our travels doesn’t it?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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jmartel

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 09:38 PM

Awesome. My wife will love this as she can get obsessive over ancient Egypt.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 11-14-2013 09:47 PM

Very nicely done—great craftsmanship!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jbschutz

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#11 posted 11-14-2013 09:51 PM

Great box, Tom. The marquetry is wonderful. It is worthy of holding some great modern treasure.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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NDVermin

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 12:17 AM

This is really beautiful and takes some serious skill. Thanks for sharing…I may try to sneak it away as it would go great as a treasure inside my pyramid box :-)

-- Scott - https://www.facebook.com/CustomHistoricalDisplays/ and www.customhistoricaldisplays.com

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 02:19 AM

super box and wonderful marquetry.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 03:53 AM

Cool ! what a unique theme, and very nicely done.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 03:56 AM

excellent job, I saw the Tut exhibition in the U.S. a few years ago, fascinated by it as well.

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