|Project by Randy_ATX||posted 04-05-2012 09:08 PM||1819 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This mirror was made for my girlfriend of 3 years for her 41st birthday. It was my first time working with cherry and man do I like it. Too bad it was a bit expensive, otherwise I would try and get some more to keep in the workshop. I had a lot of fun designing and modifying it as I went along. I used a straight cut router bit on my small router table for the front, to inset the outermost 3 walnut accents. For the side inlay, I used a slot cutter bit to create the slot (imagine that). I sliced up the walnut on the band saw and some maple drawer dividers I had been holding onto for over 15 years that came out of some university laboratory wooden cabinets I picked up at auction. There were a lot of extra maple dividers and they had a beautiful grain to them. I put biscuits at the 4 corners for strength. I had posted a question about a finish for cherry and RogerM was very gracious and helpful. In no small part to him I feel like the finish turned out wonderful. BLO, shellac, and hand rubbed paste wax. Overall dimensions are 65”x21”.
-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH