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Tribute to Art
« on: January 02, 2008, 07:05:25 PM »
Art,

On your retirement trip to Egypt, you might see this on a Temple wall ;D
A big thank you for your contribution to the world of CNC.

Ian (Just back from a Luxor/Aswan/Luxor Nile trip )

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Re: Tribute to Art
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 07:50:51 PM »
Damn,,, babelfish wont tranlate heiroglyphics..

:)

Art

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Re: Tribute to Art
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 09:26:47 PM »
I think it says - I don't know what all the fuss is about, we did it 2000 years ago. And ours are bigger than yours!!!
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Re: Tribute to Art
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 05:09:48 PM »
Art,

I left it untranslated as a puzzle for someone to solve and post - seems nobody has a Rosetta stone handy!
Jim, maybe "Killroy was here."
Answer tomorrow.

Ian
Re: Tribute to Art
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 03:49:06 PM »
So, no one wants to hazzard a guess?
I imagined an Egyptian scribe/prophet with his bronze chisel and wooden hammer cutting these glyphs all day, thinking there must be an easier way and writing :-
" There will come a man who will bring great joy to craftsmen of all nations."
The oval is called a cartouche or nametag (usually with a vertical line at the end) and contains the name of a Pharaoh, in this case Art with the ankh symbol, a talisman representing life, health and happiness.

The drawing was done in DesignCad using TrueType fonts from www.techm.com and exported as a jpg. In DesignCad it should be possible to convert the glyphs to vector fonts and engrave them, using my little mill, for jewelry.

Art, happy retirement.

Ian

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Re: Tribute to Art
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 04:48:05 AM »
Yes - thanks for all the knowledge and experience I've gained in so short a time.

One word of warning. I have retired. I work harder now than I did when I was working !!!

There's always something to do or something else to find out about.
Not me driving the engine - I'm better looking.