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On our last trip through the central US , my wife and I found this on the foyer wall of a Mexican Restaurant. Not even sure now where this was. I took the pictures just to show the intricate work that went into this build. Not to mention the patience needed to under take some thing like this. It seems to be more of a jig saw type of work than with a router, but I found it very interesting just the same.
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I cost even comprehend the time that must have been involved to build such a thing

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I could make that. I know y'all know better than that.

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Sure it isn't painted? I've seen some things like that painted. It's the way I would go if I wanted one bad enough.

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This would be the kind of item where you stack several layers of different materials and cut them apart, then reassemble them into patterns mixing up the layers for contrast. As a commercial venture, that would work. As a private project, well, not my cup-o-tea. Very interesting and very Mayan looking.

On second look: sure looks different when you blow up the image. The pieces are not really close fitting. The large circular pieces and certain cross pieces are clearly just glued in place and other pieces fitted into the space as best the worker could without exact cutting to fit. Some pieces look almost broken apart on the ends. Not that it is any less interesting, just not as precise as it looks at first glance. Surely made quickly behind a house in Mexico for a few dollars each.

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That is NOT a Spanish design. It is an Aztec Indian design from Mexico. Probably copied from one of the Aztec ruins. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

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Rather unique. If I have time tonight, I'll make one and post a photo. First, I'll have to sharpen my Swiss Army knife. Yeh, right!
Aztec it is. Is that a duplicate of their calendar?

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Aztec or Mayan for sure; not clear on how to tell the difference. Modern Mexicans trace their family lineages back to Mayan roots.
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Aztec or Mayan for sure; not clear on how to tell the difference. Modern Mexicans trace their family lineages back to Mayan roots.
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Here's how to tell the difference.
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As usual, Oliver, you've nailed it.

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