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Arthur had made a mirror for one daughter

It was quite big. So the other daughter also

wanted a large one. Problem was there was

not any planks that same size with burr/burl

So I split this offcut and faced the natural edge

inwards, that gives an amazing sense of depth.

So one 24” x 7” plank and she got a big mirror

Sibling Rivalry. LoL

It is finished with a fair few coats of Danish Oil


-- 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 09-15-2012 09:47 PM

I like it. I like the live edge pointed in. Nice Jamie

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 11:51 PM

Nice work Jamie. Love the whole look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 11:52 PM

Nice Going Jamie, a Pretty Mirror and Sibling Tranquility, Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 12:12 AM

Very, very nice in both design and craft.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 12:20 AM

Its beautiful, having the live edge facing in really turned out great.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 01:27 AM

I also love the live edge facing towards the inside. It give it a beautiful and natural ‘feel’. This is a lovely piece, Jaime. You did a great job on it.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 04:21 AM

That is beautiful ! great work.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 05:14 AM

I think that first daughter will be very jealous.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 07:24 AM

Great stuff Jamie. What type of joinery are you using for the frame?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 07:42 AM

I love the style. are these through tenons ?

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 09:00 AM

Thanks everyone

The joints are just lap

It was intended to be through tenon

honest :)

With putting the natural edge to the inside

this was going to be messy as was timber the

same thickness. So The Natural is 1 1/4” and

the square is 3/4”. That way it let the natural

carry through and was a lot easier.


-- 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 09-16-2012 11:26 AM

nice job jamie, i like natural edge work.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#13 posted 09-16-2012 12:54 PM

Really nice, I love the natural look to this. Thanks for sharing it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#14 posted 09-16-2012 01:33 PM

Very nice rustic look to this Jamie. Lucky girl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 09-16-2012 10:08 PM

Nice rustic mirror, Jamie!!!!!!!!..............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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