Mirror Mirror On the Wall

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Project by spunwood posted 04-23-2011 05:53 AM 1446 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If I’m not careful you will fall.

I Found this mirror at the dump last week. I made the frame out of white oak, although my father in law was trying to convince me that it was walnut. Now I am not sure anymore.

Gave it and the other frame (Dale Earnheart) a Tung Oil + Mineral Spirit Finish.

I saw Dale sitting in the garage of my Wife’s sister’s husband? Brother in law?

He’s had it for years, but for some reason I thought it would look good in a frame and I wanted to try a larger image (36×22).

Some other pictures:

A sign I am working on for the shop. I just traced one of my saw blades and used a jig saw. Unfortunately, I began getting the technique down when I was about halfway finished with the teeth. I am going to print out the lettering and use mineral spirits to help transfer an outline.

My shop door with velcro loop fabric to hold some frame and molding samples.

A wider frame with a mineral spirit/BLO/TO (maloof finish).

Thanks for looking.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 03:30 PM

Nice work, another nice set of frames.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 05:00 AM

like that! – i got my mirrors that i framed up for my grown kids off the side of the road!
-Those look beautiful! -you are good with finishes.
I think it is oak. -was it tough and irritating to work with?! It looks grainy like oak.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 05:10 AM

Thanks Tinman & Christine. That is a great link, although I am not sure I will ever use all that info. I bet I will return to it sometime though. I am pretty sure it was white oak, seeing how it loved to give me splinters and didn’t smell like walnut. Happy Easter! He is risen.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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