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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 661 days ago 1576 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mirror is the result of a suggestion by

a fellow Lumberjock to let the Monk loose

with some carving tools. :)

For those that don’t know, Tharchin the Monk

works on copper Tibetan Temple roofs. He is

convinced that woodwork was beyond mere

mortals. So he has made all my ducting and

my Cyclone. He has a wedding to go to next

weekend (wearing a Kilt) and needed a present.

So he asked me to ma to make him a Mirror.

After all he has done for us how could I say no.

Well I did say no, and I told him to make it himself

So with a wee bit of help from me

This is the result.

It could bring a tear to a glass eye. :)

Jamie

Edit; Got a picture of it with the black glass prior to

Tharchin heading off for his kilt fitting, :)

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 661 days ago

Really beautiful piece! It dictates its own shape. I like that.

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Brit

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#2 posted 661 days ago

That would make even me look beautiful. :o)

-- 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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rilanda

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#3 posted 661 days ago

Nice piece of timber Jamie and you have done it proud, but i think my reflection would even crack that. Nice job very well done.

-- 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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majuvla

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#4 posted 661 days ago

It is everything but usuall window frame.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JR45

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#5 posted 661 days ago

A memorable gift. You’ll soon be carving out a reputation with projects like this!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 661 days ago

Like the look a lot. I am a firm believer in unique. Great job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Don W

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#7 posted 661 days ago

Andy is right, that would even make him look beautiful.

beautiful piece.

Just kidding Andy!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 661 days ago

Andy in a mirror

Poor man. LoL

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 661 days ago

Very pretty, but your esoteric implications are over this poor, country boy’s head.

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

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Don W

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#10 posted 661 days ago

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Who’s the handiest with a saw

Why its you my lord, Mister Andy you know
you can sharpen them up, so sharp you know

they will cut so straight and true
it’s almost like they are brand new

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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stefang

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#11 posted 661 days ago

This is a beautiful frame Jamie, but no points on the reflection aspect, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 661 days ago

Tharchin is getting a little far away from Tibet, first using carving tools to make a beautiful mirror and then
giving up his robes for a kilt. You are going to end up with a new Scottish woodworking rogue. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jiri Parkman

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#13 posted 661 days ago

Beautiful frame.

-- Jiri

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 661 days ago

Great use of that slab !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 661 days ago

Gus here is a full mixture

-- 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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