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Chip carving a hand mirror

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 11-08-2011 03:25 PM 2573 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lesson takes you step-by-step through the carving of an elegant hand mirror.
The pattern is a lot of fun to carve and the finished product will make a great gift.

Enjoy the lesson!

Basswood hand mirror blanks are available by clicking here

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-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 04:32 PM

Marty, that mirror is beautiful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SPalm

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 06:50 PM

That is really nice.
Kind of Aztec looking (well, kind of).

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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reggiek

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 08:28 PM

Marty, another winner. Everytime I see one of your fantastic projects it makes me want to pick up my chip knives and try digging in again….one of these days I just might get it right (perhaps now that the weather is beginning to get cold and wet here would be a great time to sharpen them up and start practicing).

You are indeed correct that these would make excellent gifts….and what better than a handmade gift rather then something made poorly or cheaply. As a woodworker, I am always on the lookout for gift ideas I can make that are both elegant and thoughtful…..especially at this time of year that when we are in full Christmas gift mode….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 04:20 PM

What a beautiful project, Marty! I love the look of this. Embedding the stones really makes it look great too. Wonderful project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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