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Blog entry by Gene Howe posted 06-28-2011 at 09:37 AM 3492 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of four.
Oak and walnut w/ turquoise inlay.
Frame cut out with the over arm pin router.
Inlay cavity was scroll sawn in 1/8” walnut.
4 applications of BLO, mineral spirits and poly mixture.
Frames will receive antiqued mirrors from LJ Rob @ Antique Mirrors
Final step will be Carnuba wax.

This is one of two. Same as above.
Awaiting coat hooks either side of the mirror.
The pot holder is sized for an 8” flower pot.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton



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shipwright

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 at 10:27 AM

Very nice Gene. The inlays look really good.

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

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 at 11:51 AM

Nice idea and very well done, Gene!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 at 02:23 PM

Unusual… different in a nice way… I do like them…pics with the mirror would be good.. I think that will set them off nicely

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 at 04:54 PM

Thanks, Paul, Charlie and Larry.
Larry, the mirrors are being fabricated and will be here in a week or so.
When I get them in, backed, and the coat hangers installed on the larger ones, I’ll post some more pics.
Also, the next iteration will have a segmented turquoise and brass inlay bordering the mirror opening. Stay tuned.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 at 09:14 AM

these look cool i bet they will look great after the mirrors are installed

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 at 12:17 PM

Thanks eddy.

The original plan was to use a process of transferring pictures to the glass and then silvering it. Due to circumstance beyond my control, the pictures provided me were not good enough to warrant the expense.
It would have been really cool, though.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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