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Project by Goddahavefun posted 10-02-2011 01:42 PM 1616 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being an avid timber worker , I always appeal the fundamentals of why we cut things straight !!

Having just changed my blade on my jigsaw , I failed the fundamental of checking the blade to see if it was straight !!

I was cutting some MDF ,with a staight edge as my guide ,when I noticed something was seriously wrong ,
as the jigsaw blade danced thru the MDf like “Fred Astaire”

As I was trimming this MDF sheet for another project , It rather quickly became a play piece of MDF !!

The result is the mirror of this project !!

While the lines the jigsaw danced to were not so exagerated , after I straightend the blade , I got to work on “The project I never planned “

It was good fun cutting these shapes , It,s like a free flowing freedom as I had sketched out a ruff design , while not worrying too much if I went off the line !!!

Once I had it cutout !! I used the first one as my template and knocked up 4 others to that shape !!

This is a seascape I painted on it !!! easy to do, with art paint & then spray laquered , I thought this would be a different piece for the bathroom !!

Wife calls this mirror a Tribute to Jaws !!!

I call it a Tribute “Fred Astaire”

Thanks for having a look !!!

Anthony (Old Mate)

P.S. Perhaps the manufacturers of Jigsaws should re name the speed settings , instead 1 – 6 what about : 1 Tango 2 Foxtrot 3 Waltz 4 Rumba 5 Cha Cha 6 Rock’n Roll

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





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 05:11 PM

Anthony, this is certainly an interesting looking mirror. Your talent for artistry is apparent with the form and painting of the frame. I am sure that this creates a nice focal point for the bathroom.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 05:14 PM

Good one Anthony.
Straight lines are highly overrated.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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amagineer

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 05:23 PM

Alice in Wonderland, here we come. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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FloridaArt

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 06:26 PM

Love it! Would be perfect for our pool bath. It has a kind of oceanic whimsy to it. The paint job really makes this project special. But that’s not one of my creative talents, unfortunately. Nice job.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Goddahavefun

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 12:54 AM

Thanks guy’s for feedback !

@Scott :
I got the finish by 4 art paints !! all Arylic (water based)
Dark Blue, LightBlue ,Turquiose, Light Green , I used a 4 inch house paint brush & worked the colours together with a damp brush !! anyone can do it !! just the application that of the paint get’s the result !
thanks for compliment !!

@Shipwright
Sometimes straight line produce boring things , I always like things a bit different !! in this case , the result is effective !!!

@Imagineer
I thought of alice in woderland when I had it cut out !!Yes they are quirky !!These mirrors have an animated feel !! Im doing one for a girls bedroom that will go to a friends furniture shop to be sold !!!

@Florida Art
Your too kind my friend !!! yes !! it does have whimsy feel to the shape of it !!! Iam trying to do different things to the others , to see a different prospective on them !! anyone can do that paint job , even you !!
as I said to Scott
I got the finish by 4 art paints !! all Arylic (water based)
Dark Blue, LightBlue ,Turquiose, Light Green , I used a 4 inch house paint brush & worked the colours together with a damp brush !! anyone can do it !! just the application that of the paint get’s the result !
so Have a go !!!

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

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