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Project by splintergroup posted 04-06-2017 05:11 PM 835 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very simple design!

I was going to call this a Greene & Greene style mirror since the Greenes did:

A. Use wood
B. Use square plugs
C. Use curves

but that was still really stretching it 8^)

The mirror is a 12”x12” tile from Lowes, the frame is white oak with a Watco finish (medium walnut).
These tiles are under $2 each. You can also get the same tiles with beveled edges, but be ware that they are not all truly square.

I used a half lap joint for the corners and a handy hinge morticing bit with a template on the router table to cut the rabbets (mirror and backer panel).

The plugs are ebony, made with the traditional wrist destroying sandpaper technique.

Thanks for looking!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 05:23 PM

Nice frame.

Some of us tend to avoid mirrors for self image preservation reasons.

Hope you can enjoy yours.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 05:42 PM

Hah!
Why do you think I worked so hard to get just plants into the reflected images?
They are about the only things that cannot run away.

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Bud_3

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#3 posted 04-06-2017 05:54 PM

Almost good as the last one.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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CampD

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#4 posted 04-06-2017 06:08 PM

I like the subtle G & G touches without overdoing it.

-- Doug...

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 04-06-2017 06:09 PM



Almost good as the last one.

- Bud_3


Thanks Bud! No copper to process so it took about half the time. Great project to fill shop time waiting for some epoxy to set up 8^)

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 06:11 PM

I like the subtle G & G touches without overdoing it.

- CampD

The goal here is to reduce my 3-33 gallon trash cans of scraps. Unfortunately I usually can’t find 4 pieces of work with the same grain and color….
Those “extra” G&G details, though nice, can suck the life out of a weekend 8^)

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CampD

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 06:17 PM


I like the subtle G & G touches without overdoing it.

- CampD

The goal here is to reduce my 3-33 gallon trash cans of scraps. Unfortunately I usually can t find 4 pieces of work with the same grain and color….
Those “extra” G&G details, though nice, can suck the life out of a weekend 8^)

- splintergroup

End of the heating season, not many scrapes left in my shop ;)

Ohh how I hear ya on details killing time!

-- Doug...

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Jerry

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 06:50 PM

Just absolutely beautiful! Elegant design pulled off perfectly.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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kiefer

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 07:20 PM

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 04-06-2017 07:30 PM

Thanks guys!

Simple is often the best.

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 04-06-2017 08:38 PM

Hey, Splint, the craftsmanship shown in the mirror reflects well on your talent.

-- Art

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 04-06-2017 08:54 PM



Hey, Splint, the craftsmanship shown in the mirror reflects well on your talent.

- AandCstyle

Ahh the wordsmith of art crafts another verbal frappe of innuendo and hyperbole 8^)

I’ll be reading this for weeks trying to figure it out!

How are those shutters coming along 8^)

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 04-07-2017 10:39 PM

Great looking Craftsman mirror frame! It’s rewarding to pull some scraps out the bin and turn them into something to be proud of!

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

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Roger

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#14 posted 04-10-2017 02:53 PM

Very nice. I like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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