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Project by Goddahavefun posted 08-17-2011 04:49 AM 1219 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Enjoying the combination of my Art with timber work !!

Cutting the mirror was a challenge , loving the frames !!! have got them down to pat now !

Entering this one in a Art show this weekend !!!

Have a great day

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !





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fussy

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 08:57 AM

Anthony,

Now that’s something special. I like it, and it’s a pleasure to say. “G’donya, Mate.” (hope I spelled that right)

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 04:16 PM

thanks Steve !

Yes G’donya !! is tick from the aussie slang dictionary !!! so G’donya !!! LoL

The magenta tree project has been good fun , even cutting the mirror at times I was wondering how many I had to cut , but the end result is fantastic, it’s something a bit different & everyone that has seen say’s it looks good !!! in a way i dont want it to sell at the art show,but if it does I can use the ca$h for more projects lke these !!! so see what happens come sunday !!!

This is Bizzarre !! Today i was watching a C I show !!! & where was it filmed !! “Kentucky” !!

Mate !! that dresser table you made is something special !! great to do special projects for loved one’s !!

and the lady bug chopping boards are a fantastic Idea !!! might have to make my wife one of those !!

Have a great day

Cheers
Anthony “Old Mate : thats my nickname !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 06:41 PM

Looks great! love the colors the green grass pops!

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 10:29 PM

Old Mate,

Thanks for the kind words. Another Aussie, Kentucky link—not so fortuitous—that schmuck who schackled a fake bomb to that poor girl’s neck caught in Louisville.

Anyway, I hope it does sell for a bunch. It is beautiful. Question: did you use copper foil and solder to piece it together? How did you cut those itty-bitty pieces? Glass fascinates me, but I haven’t the courage to try it—yet.

Cheers,
Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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Goddahavefun

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 05:15 PM

G’day Steve !!
That “Mirror”is mosaiced and it is grouted with normal Tile grout !! everyone say’s it looks like leadlight !!
I think all of us have a piece of mirror lying around , so it’s a good way to use it up !!!
I bought a “Glass Cutter from the hardware store that cost me about $8:oo !!

I glue the cut mirror on MDF board with PVA glue , once dry I grouted it !!!

Tricks & Tips !!

Always ensure glass or mirror is at room temperature ie cold glass can shatter where you dont want it cut !

Cut your glass /mirror on a folded towel ! this acts as a shock absorber when you press down on glass to cut.

These are the steps : from a previous project !!

Step 1./ Cutting Mirror / or Glass

The thinner the better , so select mirror or glass that is “Max” 5mm thick

Always plan your cuts ! sketch out where you want your glass or mirror to break with a water based thin Texta

The picture below shows curved cuts ! I cut the entire mirror about 20mm smaller length & width than mdf, this allowed space for the mirror to be seperated out without going over the size of the MDF board I was glueing it to !!

Once all the mirror was cut , I laid it out, (Dry run) to work where I want each piece to go , I then sketched out around all cut mirror onto mdf , once i was happy with setout !! & glued each piece down !

Step 2./ Grouting

I grouted all the gaps , with black tile grout !!!

Mix grout till it is a smooth consistancy !! ie like toothpaste !

then grout with a rubber tile grouter !!!

You can get a rubber tile grouter for a couple of bucks from any hardware store !!

Once grouted, let it dry for a bit !!! and clean up with a thick sponge , fill a bucket of water, and rinse sponge regulary !!! this smooths the grout out in between the mirror !!

Step 3 Have a Beer & admire your work !! LoL

Hope this helps you out !!! have a go Steve !!! its good fun !!! and amazing when you see the result !!

Cheers
Old Mate

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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