American Chestnut/Hemlock Wall Mirror

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Project by Michael posted 12-27-2012 04:49 PM 1133 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this wall mirror for my mother as a Christmas present. I started planing some (assumed) chestnut boards I had aquired off a barn remod several years ago. After the first pass over the longer pieces you see as the stiles I noticed that they were wormy hemlock, in addition after a few more passes I noticed something even more important; I missed a nail in the hemlock. My infinity Dewalt 735 knives have new notches to show for it. I finished it with a coat of tung oil and two coats of wipe on oil based poly.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 06:22 PM

Nice mirror. Sorry to hear about your planer knives. Who’s the silly looking guy with the camera?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 07:27 PM

this turned out very well.

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 02:02 AM

That turned our really nice. I just passed on some reclaimed hemlock and chestnut for $1 a BF. I may need to rethink that after seeing this!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 06:00 AM

Nice wood! Good looking project.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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