Chip carving a hand mirror

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 977 days ago 2404 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


-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 977 days ago

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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#2 posted 977 days ago

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 977 days ago

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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#4 posted 975 days ago

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

Sheila :)

-- 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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