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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 06-28-2012 08:41 PM 1593 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a piece of Wyche Elm that was on the firewood pile

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-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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#1 posted 06-28-2012 08:45 PM

nice save jamie

lot’s of fun sanding
i imagine

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 08:49 PM

Wow holy scrap Jamie! Very organic for a mirror :)

-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 08:54 PM

I like… very much… very much…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 08:56 PM

Very good eye for scrap! That looks nice. What size is it?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 09:12 PM

Well done Jamie! Amazing what a creative person (you) can come up with. I like.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 09:13 PM

yea jamie, that is a cool coll piece, we would have fun working together, you would love the wood i got from my sawyer about 2 weeks ago…a whole truck load of pieces like this that will be some really cool work…great job here…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 09:35 PM

Fabulous piece Jamie :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 12:01 AM

Very nice and so unusual.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 12:54 AM

Unique work of art combining mirrors and wood. I am wondering how you clipped on those mirrors on the back. My guess is it is straight edged and not following the contour of the curve.
God bless,

-- Bert

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 06:58 AM

Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 06-29-2012 10:29 AM

Thanks everyone

It is amazing how such an easy project has

a much better profit margin than the complex

ones.

Robert it is 4’ x 18”

Bert, spot on the top one is a rectangle

with the corner nipped

Grizz keep your eyes peeled for a large white van. LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 06-29-2012 10:31 AM

Nice Jamie! I was thinking the same as Bert; wonder how he handled the mirrors?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 06-29-2012 10:38 AM

Ken It is square or sniped square

glaziers charge a fair bit for shapes

one thing that I do is round the edge

of the internal edge of the wood against

the mirror give a nice blend rather than a sharp

edge

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 06-29-2012 11:48 AM

I love the natural shaped pieces. I would have never thought of a mirror seeing this piece of wood. Your vision for it is wonderful! It is a really beautiful piece! :)

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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#15 posted 06-30-2012 04:32 PM

That is so beautiful. It is good you took so much time to show others how beautiful it is!

-- christine

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