Scott's dirt bike Cap Mirror

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Project by TJ65 posted 1293 days ago 1692 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was supposed to be a Christmas present, however time didn’t allow it. Thankfully the recipient – (daughter’s boyfriend of 3 years) has his Birthday in January, so I said it is going to be a birthday present instead!
Recently a fellow LJ (sorry I couldn’t find you again after I pinched your design to give you credit, but you know who you are) Made a cap rack, I had this mirror that I had already etched and was wondering how to frame it when I saw the rack. So I decided to incorporate the two.
Again I don’t know the wood (any help with ID ing it will be greatly appreciated) as it started life as an outdoor seat that the dog decided to chew while freaking out during a thunderstorm. Anyway since we didn’t use it much I demolished it and set it aside. It really worked out well for this project and looks great sanded down to 240 & coated it with a couple coats of poly.
Anyone interested in the etching process- well I was sitting reading the dremel catalogue, as you do, and found out that the dremel etches glass. So I mucked around a bit and just went for it (this isn’t the first picture) It is really very relaxing and the results are great to look at.

-- Theresa,

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 1293 days ago

Real nice etching, you have quite a lot of talent. Great birthday present. Must have a look at the Dremel catalogue but then again.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1293 days ago

It’s just awesome! He is going to love it. I love the etching. Do you do it with the dremel or do you use etching cream?


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 1293 days ago

That came out great. I normally use an air eraser to do glass etching. It’s an airbrush and it takes half the time to etch compared to a dermal.

-- Have a great day.

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#4 posted 1293 days ago

Theresa you did a very fine job it came out very very good.

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#5 posted 1293 days ago

Wow! that really came out well. Very detailed work, especially considering it was with a Dremel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 1293 days ago

Pretty snazzy! The etching is great and I like the whole design….great place to hang your hat.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#7 posted 1293 days ago

That mirror is going to suit a young guy right down to the ground, very nice job, never knew about etching with a dremmel,
very functional gift, very well made (as usual) : )

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 1292 days ago


We guess you’ll have to write a tutorial on glass etching with the Dremel for those of us who have similar tools but no clue!

Did you draw your own pattern for the dirt bike, too? You really are talented!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 1291 days ago

great project. kool idea putting the mirror with the hat rack. very nice

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

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#10 posted 1287 days ago

Very Nice!!! love the etch work as well…. The dremel ah? I may need to pull mine out of the drawer more often….Well Done!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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