Hand mirror for my daughter

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Project by Tokolosi posted 02-20-2012 04:27 PM 1196 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 04:31 PM

great looking mirrors

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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