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Project by Sunburned posted 01-24-2017 01:13 AM 1441 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I saw one of these online and had to have one. The frame is made from pine with a dark walnut stain and few coats of poly. The outer edge is routed with a cove bit to give it a little flair. I wanted to keep the frame pretty simple so as to not draw too much attention from the mirror. The mirror itself is the product of one of my other developing hobbies. I redacted a few spots that contain information that is a bit private.

-- Woodworking Forever

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 01:55 AM

The frame work is pretty good, but now I understand your user name! ;-D

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 02:27 AM

Well designed and made frame. I like the more simple/plain designs on any project like this one.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 03:52 PM

Dude, this is very cool! Can you point us in the direction for how to make one?

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 05:08 PM

Cool mirror, how does the mirror portion work?

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 05:28 PM

Cool, a magic mirror. Nice job.

Anyone wanting an explanation…. It’s made by using cheap android tablets mounted behind a sort of two way mirror so the brightness from the tablet(s) show through. It’s usually controlled by a computer or raspberry pi controller.

Sometimes they are made by mounting a mirror over an entire computer monitor. They’re expensive now to buy but soon they’ll be the next big thing and will be available on the cheap… imagine a bathroom mirror that gives you the day’s information and maybe even video updates in the corner.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 06:10 PM

Nice work. This is an interesting project and this is the only one I have ever seen.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 07:05 PM

If anyone is interested in the actual mirror, most of the instructions can be found here.. Craftsman on the lake is spot on. It is a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a computer monitor with a 2 way mirror in front of it. It is nice because it updates automatically based on my phone/laptop or anything else that is synced with the existing programs, such as my google calendar.

-- Woodworking Forever

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#8 posted 01-24-2017 08:02 PM

Nice project, that’s the first time I seen something like that also. I don’t know about that rangers schedule though. Damn Lundqvist stood on his head last night 1/23/17

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#9 posted 01-24-2017 10:42 PM

I’ve seen similar things over at Inventables but yours looks far classier!

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#10 posted 01-24-2017 10:54 PM

Nice looking frame—and very cool mirror setup!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 01-26-2017 12:29 AM

That is awesome, and the frame looks really nice.

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