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Bathroom Vanity Mirror #8: Glass cutting is a pain

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Blog entry by mpmitche posted 1494 days ago 2109 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Cutting rabbet's for the mirror Part 8 of Bathroom Vanity Mirror series Part 9: Drawboring »

So apparently I’m not very good at cutting a mirror. I had an old bathroom mirror that I wanted to cut down and use for this project. I tried cutting it today and both cuts I made did not stay straight on the ends. The first error was cut out by the second one but the second error is going to hang into the part of the mirror that shows. I don’t want to order new glass or rebuild my frame. I’m trying to come up with a way to cover the error. If anyone has some idea’s let me know.

Here is a picture of the frame set over the glass. I need to add the drawbore pins and secure the glass yet.
mock up

Here is a close up of the broken part sticking into the opening.
mirror

-- Mike, Western New York



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JJohnston

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#1 posted 1494 days ago

Put small, false corbels in the corners?

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John Steffen

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

Corbels, I was thinking the same thing… didn’t know what they were called, but now I do!

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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sras

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

The corner inserts could end up being the most interesting feature! I have found that to be the case several times…

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Gary

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

Corbels would work perfectly and quite likely enhance the total appearance

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

Real men use Duct tape. :)

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#6 posted 1493 days ago

If it’s broken the only safe way is to replace it.

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mpmitche

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

Jim you make a good point. It is broken and sharp, I should probably champer the corner off to eliminate the sharp edges at least.

Everyone else thanks for the ideas, I am trying to have a simple arts and crafts look to the final project, I’m not sure if Corbels can match that style but I will look around. As for the panel molding that was my first thought as well; something contrasting with a simple shape. I have also been thinking about something directly on the glass almost like etching something and covering the corner, not sure exactly what but if there are any idea’s let me know.

-- Mike, Western New York

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woodmight

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

You might try adding Intarsia pieces to the corners. leaves, acorns, or flowers… make up your pieces and silicone them into the corners. I have used this trick many times and it looks like they belong there.
Good luck and God Bless ~ John

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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