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Project by jh1427 posted 08-16-2009 07:12 AM 1090 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a very difficult first project but needed to do something to get back in the groove. It’s assembled with pocket hole screws. It still needs a finish coat of finish but will have to wait a day or to till I have some cooler weather as It’s been a bit hot around here. Made from red oak, stained dark walnut and a poly urethane finish. Brushed on then wiped off. Rubbed down with OOOO steel wool. Had a request to see how it looked up on the wall, this is a crappie photo I all ready had, will upload a better one in a few days. It now of course has all the pegs full.

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 07:14 AM

Looks great Jerome

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:28 AM

Nice mirror. Should look good in the entry way. What are those blue things from Rockler?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 08:07 AM

looks good … hope you had fun … I’ve never used pocket screws … how do you like them ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 03:10 PM

Nice looking mirror.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 04:58 PM

Looks pretty darn good to me Jerome!
That finish really set it off too.
I used pocket screws to do a mirror a while back and it drew the joints up nice and tight.

Stay cool out there in Kansas.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 06:34 PM

Nice job… neat project.

How to you like the Rockler hockey pucks—actually I think they call them bench cookies? We’re they of help as advertized? I have four on order.

I liked the pocket screw approach too. For a beginner they we’re easy to do and solid.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 02:25 AM

Good looking mirror. nice job.

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#8 posted 08-17-2009 06:56 AM

The Mirror looks great, thanks.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 07:02 AM

Thanks guys for the upbeat remarks. Yes they are the Rockler hockey pucks…lol. They worked great, I just wish I had taken them out of the package when I routed the rabbet for the mirror, the router bit was not as tight as it could have been and walked out of the collet to then drag across my yet unfinnished workbench. It will sand out but it’s just one more thing to fix/do to complete it. I used Google sketch up to model it and to try out different sizes. I have done some CAD, so it was fun to see the different way it works. I need to buy a book to know how to do some things that would make it come out like I want. If there is interest I’ll post one of those pics as well. Jerry

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