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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 10-23-2010 03:49 AM 1962 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A Leopardwood & Maple Mirror Frame. I made this today. Took about 10 hours. Finish is Lacquer.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work





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Max

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 04:14 AM

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 10-23-2010 04:26 AM

Wow on amazing mirror great design wood and build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-23-2010 04:28 AM

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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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 05:18 AM

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 06:10 AM

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.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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degoose

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 07:19 AM

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... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Chip

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 12:48 PM

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 10-23-2010 02:09 PM

Beautiful work

-- John

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Rj

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#9 posted 10-23-2010 07:03 PM

Now this is a head turner I love it !!

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

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rdlaurance

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#10 posted 10-23-2010 08:43 PM

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 10-24-2010 12:37 PM

Really nice!

-- -- Mike

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#12 posted 10-25-2010 01:47 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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