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Project by John Nixon posted 04-13-2007 02:57 AM 4704 views 36 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mirror is my design. It’s a little flat, and I could have made the top overhang more, but it was fun designing my own piece.

You can see the rest of the details on this project here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Arts-and-Crafts-Mirror.aspx

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 04-13-2007 03:02 AM

Like Chip said on the last one….I’m getting writer’s cramp. One word here on this one: Sweet! I am in total awe.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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John Nixon

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#2 posted 04-13-2007 03:10 AM

Thanks Panama Jack. I guess it’s not fair that I dump a couple of years worth of work on you guys all at once. I’m not that prolific! In fact, I struggle to find the time, but I love woodworking, and it’s limitless boundaries.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#3 posted 04-13-2007 03:30 AM

This is great, John! I’m working on an Arts and Crafts-influenced dressing mirror. I’m going to post the sketches soon and would love your feedback as I’m pretty new at this. You, on the other hand, seem to be quite accomplished. Wonderful pieces.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#4 posted 04-13-2007 04:20 AM

Very nice John. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 04:31 AM

What program are you using for your computer sketches, if I may ask?

-- † Hops †

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 06:07 AM

John, I just posted the design I mentioned above. I’d really appreciate your thoughts.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 04-13-2007 06:34 AM

Very nice. I like the design.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 04-13-2007 07:54 PM

Really nice!

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

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John Nixon

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#9 posted 04-14-2007 12:17 AM

Thanks for the kind words Gents.

Hops – I use Google Sketchup these days for 3D modelling. The picture above was just drawn up by hand in MS Photodraw.

Caliper, I’m on my way to check out your mirror design…

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#10 posted 04-16-2007 05:25 AM

John – Nice work! I was enjoying your website long before joining LJ. Thanks for sharing!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#11 posted 06-10-2007 01:56 AM

Another one. Beautiful! Thanks for giving the dimensions. Did you bend of bandsaw the curves on the mirror frame?

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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John Nixon

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#12 posted 06-10-2007 03:22 AM

Thanks RonR. I dry bent everything. The mullions where 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch and where easy to bend. I was pleased with the addition of the art glass in the corners…it seems to add a nice contrast.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#13 posted 06-10-2007 03:46 AM

Thanks John. I just checked out your web site. Very impressive! Thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions.

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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#14 posted 06-11-2007 01:35 AM

Great design and great wood makes one excellent mirror.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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John Nixon

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#15 posted 06-11-2007 02:32 AM

RonR. Thanks for Visiting EagleLakeWoodworking.com
I love it when people stop by, check out my stuff and comment. That’s the whole reason I have it up there!

Oscorner – thanks for the nice compliment. The mirror was a Christmas gift for my wife a few years ago, and a couple of days before Christmas, I was installing the mirror in the frame and I CRACKED it! I was cutting it close, but I was luckily able to get a replacement in time.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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