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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 11-26-2009 05:06 AM 1997 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this mirror is 60”x 38”x5” (frame width) curly maple inlayed in to the walnut just below flush it was 1/2” thick to get the depth the most problematic part was the lay out so the corners all flowed with the weaving took some (ok alot )head scratching but i think i got it ….

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 05:09 AM

Great use of the maple. How did you cut in the weave pattern?

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 05:17 AM

Nice job on the mirror.

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 05:24 AM

beautiful work and always an inspiration

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 05:26 AM

thanks i took the strips of maple planed to 5/8>9/16” x 3” wide layed out the ups and downs meaning ,
the horizontal bands figured at 7/8” on 3” centers alternating one over ,one under and so on. roughing out the profile on the band saw (all the way across the strip ) , i then ripped the strip in to three pieces roughly 7/8” wide keeping them in order i took the middle one and in verted it giving me the rough profile ,glued up ,sanded to 1/2” and took out the chisel to finished it clean ..

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 05:59 AM

The frame is gorgeous, and the way you used the reflections of beautiful scenery to enhance your photos was a stroke of genius too.

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 06:21 AM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 06:23 AM

wonderful frame unique and great work.

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 07:48 AM

Wow, I love the weave pattern. Great job, BTKS

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 09:02 AM

Love it. Great job.

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#10 posted 11-26-2009 05:52 PM

Very nice!

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 06:59 PM

lovely mirror and view!

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 07:09 PM

Impressive

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#13 posted 11-26-2009 09:22 PM

The weave looks amazing.

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