|Project by greg48||posted 08-05-2014 08:16 PM||862 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
My bride (YiaYia) found a mirror in a high end furniture shop in Half Moon Bay, CA, that she thought would make a perfect gift for our son’s “significant other” (Cindy). I also liked the clean simple lines and oriental style which reflect her heritage. YiaYia thought that I could make one, and in addition I could incorporate some Koa scraps that Cindy’s step-father had sent me (he is a ukulele maker in Honolulu). Since I didn’t have enough large scraps of Koa to fabricate a frame and stand, I opted for figured maple with Koa accents. As long as I was making one, I chose to duplicate it in walnut with maple accents. The walnut/maple frame will go to another family member or donated to a local annual auction.
Construction was simple half laps for the frame and mortise & tenon for the base support arms. The frames pivot on 1/4” steel pins and in order to account for seasonal variations on the fit of the pins, I included set screws on the backside to tighten against the pins should they loosen and not hold the frame on the adjusted tilt angle. The finish is natural Danish oil and wax.
I would like to give full credit to the artist/craftsman who displayed the original piece in his shop, but I don’t know which shop it was. However, I thank him for his inspiration.
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-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"