|Project by Mark Blomster||posted 09-12-2010 02:13 AM||1937 views||16 times favorited||11 comments|
Here are some 5” hand mirrors I recently finished for my wife’s family and friends in her native Colombia. Zebrawood, walnut, leopardwood, and curly maple. I am thinking of making a few out of cherry, too.
I use a tung oil/varnish blend to finish most of my projects, and usually end with a coat of wax. I save my old random orbit sanding discs and convert them into fantastic buffing pads. I use either heavy flannel or fleece, and attach them using spray adhesive and some 5” diameter MDF cauls. Waxed paper helps keeps the first few layers from sticking. When a pad gets worn, just add another layer! Give it a try sometime!
I bought the 5” beveled mirrors at www.Meisel.com, which is here in the Twin Cities, part #1523. Cheaper mirrors, without bevels, are available at almost any craft/hobby store.