Lollipop Hand Mirrors

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Project by sonnyr posted 12-22-2015 09:46 PM 451 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These hand mirrors were made from repurposed kitchen cabinet doors. When they were first fashioned they reminded me of Lollipops. The doors came from a Craig’s List “Free” post and damaged doors from a local cabinet company. The wood is Beech (body) and Cherry (ring around mirror). The letter inlay is a thin veneered brown wood from a door panel. This is my first time doing inlay, that was an experience. The letter templates were made from letters purchased at Hobby Lobby. The finishing method was taken from LJ “Kelby” in his post (#7) in the thread titled “What is Danish oil?”. The last picture is the “Mirror Glue” that was used to attach the mirrors, 4 recessed holes were made with a forstner bit for better adhesion.
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#1 posted 12-23-2015 12:39 AM

You did a very good job with the inlay! Thanks for pointing out the extra tip on using the Forstner bit holes for better adhesion grip for the mirror and wood. GREAT IDEA! These are going to be memorable keepsakes! ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 02:58 AM

The holes also help evenly spread out the dab of glue which lessens the chance of a “bulge” between the wood and the mirror.
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#3 posted 12-23-2015 01:38 PM

Awesome idea to reuse old wood. Those mirrors would be great gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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