|Project by mafe||posted 08-25-2014 12:20 PM||1832 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Rough edge mirror frame
1. Gordons mirror.
2. Look at that wood!
3. A crack fixed with a wooden dowel.
4. The wee knob.
6. Different focus. ;-)
At my visit in Scotland visiting my friend Jamie, I had the chance to build this little frame.
I have to be honest… it started out as a frame for a sand art thing, that Gordon had brought to Jamie, because the glass frame was broken and asked Jamie if he could make him a new frame…
I took this task, first of all to make Gordon happy and second to give Jamie a hand.
I decided on a life edge beautiful piece of wood Jamie had in the shop, routed out for the frame and cut to size and at the moment where it was all fitting, a glass lens fell from the shelf above the worktable – bang – the sand glass thing was broken… Me… I was miserable… I had destroyed Gordons sand art! Auuucccchhhh…. So much for trying to help.
Jamie and Gordon made me ok, thank you both, they said it was no big deal, so I got over the crisis, now just needed to look in a different perspective.
So I changed it into a mirror frame, in this way I had a I’m sorry Gordon gift to offer at least.
Followed by bad luck, I broke the first mirror I cut, but at the end a mirror came to fit and were mounted in the frame, turned a wee knob, sanding and oil, the rest you can see in the photos.
Here he is Gordon, the handsome devil, that will be using the mirror.
I’m sorry Gordon, but also fine thank you, you made me feel happy at the end.
_Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.