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6 ft. Cheval tilting mirror

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Project by exsubsailor posted 01-19-2016 04:08 AM 517 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 6’ mirror. I saw plans for a tilting mirror in an old woodworking magazine That looked like a new challenge for me, something different. As is my habit, right away my thoughts went to how I could improve on the original plans. I added carved and shaped mirror upright supports, a pullout draw in the base, a rounded carved mirror frame, veneered base, the ball feet are turned, then carved in a spiral pattern. The original plan called for everything i.e. the frame, upright supports etc. made from flat stock. The half round sides on the base were made from wood band-sawed into thin strips and glued over a form to get the shape. After the glue dried the sanding and veneering was left to finish that step in the process. I made a cardboard template from the frame for the glass mirror. The local glass shop was more than happy to make the one of a kind beveled mirror for my project. I think they all went on a nice vacation for what they charged. I liked the way the frame of the mirror looked so much, I made a hanging wall mirror with the same carved mirror design. The frames carved on the top and bottom appears to look like the narrower part of the frame disappears into a wider section of the frame. I’ll be posting pics of the wall mirror a little bit later.

-- Art, Florida





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 06:20 PM

well art im gonna kill a couple birds with one stone and congratulate you on both mirrors absolutly gorgeous work man.and i wouldnt worry about the difference between the pieces like you said in the one shot it all looked fine.i believe david marks did a mirror similar to yours on one of his shows some years back it might be on you tube.also is that cabinet reflected in the tall mirror a preview of whats to come?looking forward to what ever you post so far all 5 star material.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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exsubsailor

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 07:25 PM


well art im gonna kill a couple birds with one stone and congratulate you on both mirrors absolutly gorgeous work man.and i wouldnt worry about the difference between the pieces like you said in the one shot it all looked fine.i believe david marks did a mirror similar to yours on one of his shows some years back it might be on you tube.also is that cabinet reflected in the tall mirror a preview of whats to come?looking forward to what ever you post so far all 5 star material. pottz

Thanks Pottz, Click on my projects, then the “5ft.tall jewelry cabinet pic and you’ll see the story & pics

-- Art, Florida

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#3 posted 01-23-2016 06:19 PM

I looked at some of your other projects and I figure you to be about 175 years old because it would take me at 15 years per project to even come close to matching the quality of your work. I’m already too old to start now. Dang.
Magnificent and impressive work.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 10:51 PM



I looked at some of your other projects and I figure you to be about 175 years old because it would take me at 15 years per project to even come close to matching the quality of your work. I m already too old to start now. Dang.
Magnificent and impressive work.

- oltexasboy1


Your guess is off by 101 years, but nice try.

-- Art, Florida

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