Egyptian Cut Modern Maple Log Tables / Stools

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Project by TexPenn posted 12-16-2011 01:32 AM 3951 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Egyptian cut??? Well we had to call them something! Oh, I mean, These awsome 10 sided cubes of maple, inspired by the shapes of ancient egypt!
They measure 17” tall & 11” square on top. I started with 11X11X17” blocks of maple. I have the makita beam saw – circular saw with 16” blade. I set it to 22 degrees & cut all around the top as deep as it would go (6.5”) then conected the dots & cut as much as I could with the beam saw again. & finished the cuts with a sawzall. They came out pretty nice, so I will be making more after I finish the 10 that I am making now for Christmas.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 01:42 AM

So instead of ‘walk like an Egyptian’ we’d say ‘saw like an Egyptian’? Cool, um, things, substantial and elegant.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:04 AM

Very nice, I have several pine logs waiting for a similar treatment. I really like to idea of sculpting from a single block of wood.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 04:46 AM

Unique table well done

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 10:35 AM

Very interesting! The shape shows the maple wood grain very well.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 04:07 PM

Thanks for answering the “How the hell did he cut that?” question the popped into my head as soon as I saw these. Nice job on these.


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#6 posted 12-16-2011 04:11 PM

Great looking tables, and I thought a 10” Mall skill saw was a brute, That 16” must really be fun to wrestle
and keep a straight cut going. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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