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Project by tomd posted 286 days ago 5017 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 286 days ago

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 286 days ago

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 286 days ago

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

-- Big Al in IN

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 286 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Rick

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#5 posted 286 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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MyChipCarving

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#6 posted 286 days ago

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 286 days ago

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 285 days ago

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 ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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jmartel

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#9 posted 285 days ago

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 285 days ago

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 285 days ago

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 285 days ago

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 :-)

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 285 days ago

super box and wonderful marquetry.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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dclark1943

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#14 posted 285 days ago

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

-- Dave, Kansas City

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ColonelTravis

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#15 posted 285 days ago

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

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