Leopardwood & Maple Mirror Frame

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A Leopardwood & Maple Mirror Frame. I made this today. Took about 10 hours. Finish is Lacquer.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#1 posted 1400 days ago

Very nice, how did you get the sides so symmetrical? Great combination of woods and nice finish.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1400 days ago

Wow on amazing mirror great design wood and build.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1400 days ago

man you had a great day…that is beautiful greg…i mean to me its just stunning…what a great carving job…you really did a good one here…what did you use to shape it with…or is that top secret…lol…well its got a thumbs up from me…fantastic….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 1400 days ago

Great looking mirror. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1399 days ago

Max, for this particular mirror I drew the design to size on graph paper for half of the mirror and then numbered and cut out the pieces. After tracing them onto the wood I flipped the cut outs and traced them on the right side.
Grizzman…nothing top secret. I use a festool 115 sander to rough it out and a Foredom electric carver to fine tune it as much as possible before hand sanding. I really takes alot of hand sanding…several hours… but I view sanding as a important and don’t mind doing it to get the desired results.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 1399 days ago

Reminds me of the creatures from the bottom of the sea … the mer-men… very fishy… but I do like it..
and the medullar rays look like scales…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1399 days ago

Stunning piece Greg. So unique and so well executed. In any room this mirror would certainly grab your attention immediately. I agree about the hand sanding being important. Kind of a love/hate thing though. Love seeing the wood come to life, hate the achy arms the next day. You can see the work that went into this beaut Greg and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 1399 days ago

Beautiful work

-- John

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#9 posted 1399 days ago

Now this is a head turner I love it !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 1399 days ago

Absolutely stunning Greg! And such beautiful wood to coincide with your fabulous design and carving skills.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#11 posted 1398 days ago

Really nice!

-- -- Mike

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#12 posted 1398 days ago

Very neat idea. This looks very “mystical” to me.. awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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