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Project by learnin2do posted 12-30-2010 11:44 PM 1660 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still trying to catch up. From reading other folks project descriptions, i see i am not alone!
-This is a walnut and unidentified wood (really cool with these green streaks in it – i heard it could be poplar)

...mirror frame that was a request from my son and his significant other. I think it is about 4 or so feet tall.
My man cut those cool branch crotches for me that i used in the corners. He cuts crazy pieces and says ” i know if i cut something like that, you will find something to do with it.” -well i finally figured out what to do with those. I had to use the not-so-pretty side of one, by default of the design.
I also tried that rock inlay thing some of you folks do in the natural cracks and openings …i need to stick to epoxying beetles and junk in there and just leaving them as-is.
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I am ready to get back to big outdoor projects that do not require such precision cutting and extensive sanding!

Like everything else, it has a lot of mistakes and filler to try to camouflage them.
One day i am going to build a house out of wood glue and sawdust.

BTW -I did not get the mitre saw until after i had already assembled the glue-up!

-- christine





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WhiskeyWaters

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 12:21 AM

wicked looking wood – she’s a beaut!

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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tdv

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 12:35 AM

Seriously nice frame inspired piece
Happy New Year
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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wseand

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 01:13 AM

Do beetles increase or lower the value. LOL Very nice piece. I am so ready to get back to building a shed and raised garden beds.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 03:06 AM

Very well done Looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 04:30 AM

Christine,

That’s a very nice way of incorporating those interesting pieces. How large is it?

Nice work.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 07:25 AM

Beautiful piece for sure. The way it is framed with the live edge part is very cool.

Is the unidentified wood spalted maple?

-- Dale, Oregon

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Puupaja

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 09:41 AM

Looks really good especially those naturally corners and I like the contrast of light and brown…

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 03:34 PM

This is incredibly beautiful! Love the contrasting woods, and the balanced design of the mirror! Have questions- will send a PM. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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JenWoodworking

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#9 posted 01-02-2011 08:13 AM

Superior creativity on this one, very nice mirror.

-- Jen loves wood!

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Stonetimber

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#10 posted 02-27-2011 01:26 AM

Looks like we have the same taste in wood. The bent crotches are also knowen as knee braces, once used in the boat building world. I love them and will try to show some of mine in the future. What you suspect as poplar, could also be spaldid Birch. Love the piece, clean lines, looks great. I like to view the task of covering up mistakes, as a problem solveing challenge. For it’s at these times we learn much!

-- Stonetimber

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 02-27-2011 04:45 PM

Christine- this is a good place to put some pics of that desk/chair you just finished up!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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