|Project by Tokolosi||posted 02-20-2012 04:27 PM||1083 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I made this hand mirror for my teenage daughter. A birthday gift.
It is made from Walnut, Maple, Oak, Birch. Everything came out of the cut-off bin so its entirely possible that something else slipped in as well. The mirrors are from Dollar Store mirrors. I ended breaking 4 while trying to get them all out of the plastic casings. Untill a friend suggested a heat gun which worked like a bomb. But now I’m stuck with the 28 years of bad luck. Or do they cancell each other out?
They are double sided with a regular mirror on one side and a 3x enlarging mirror on the other. Hand routing the center circles were the hardest part. Next time I’ll figure out a jig. Finished with 3 coats of wipe on Poly and paste wax.
(ps. when I do small projects I almost always make two because I find its as easy as making one)
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien