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Project by Mark Blomster posted 12-06-2010 08:27 AM 2852 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something different I did with the scraps I had from making many hand mirrors. I re-sawed the stock to about 3/32” and glued it to a plywood substrate. I banded one edge and assembled the frames. When the glue had dried, I drove 3/8” dowels through to secure the joints. Then, applied the outer banding and finished with tung oil. Nothing fancy, but the figured wood went a long way and I was happy with the results!

The woods are: Leopardwood and Cherry. Zebrawood and Peruvian walnut. Tiger Maple and Wenge. Birdseye Maple and Padauk.





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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 08:40 AM

These are BEAUTIFUL! Great work. Love the wood combinations / finish / colors. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 10:19 AM

Look good, but aren’t they a little heavy for hand mirrors? Especially for women to hold?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Chip

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 01:31 PM

Great stuff as always Lou! Wonderful use of scraps… these turned out beautifully.

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

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 05:20 PM

Lou,

Great concept and design here.

I personally like the first one the best.

Did you router out or do a partial dado along the back edge to receive a picture and the glass and backing?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 05:34 PM

Very stylish! Some of these might be in my future. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Jason

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 05:49 PM

Wow! I really like the design. I like that is doesn’t take much material with the plywood core.
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-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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flowchart_jockey

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 07:50 PM

These are gorgeous and stylish! They are a great way to use scraps.

-- Why make it easy when you can make it difficult?

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Triumph1

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 08:32 PM

Very cool design and the outcome is great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Jaybird719

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 06:06 AM

I second what Glenn said… ...I love the wood combos. Now I know what to do with all my cutoffs that I have been saving. nice work.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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Mark Blomster

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 07:15 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. Jonathan, I routed out/chiseled the recess in the back after I’d assembled the frames. I used a 1/4” rabbet bit so I wouldn’t go through the 3/8” banding and expose the plywood core.

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Bob Kollman

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#11 posted 12-11-2010 07:09 AM

They look great, nice use of expensive scrap!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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