Picture Mirror and Frame – Laser Project

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Project by OttoH posted 03-11-2013 11:08 PM 2023 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I lasered a picture of my dad and his dog that was taken around 1940 into the back of a mirror for his upcoming birthday. I then designed a stand for it that I made out of hard maple that was left over from building my grandson’s cradle. The main part of the frame was ripped from a ¾ board and is ¼ inch thick, I used my bandsaw and planer to dimension it. Besides that all of the pieces were cut out and engraved on my laser. The frame is a quick design I came up with while pondering how best to display and protect the mirror.

The text on the bottom is from the poem A Boy And His Dog by Edgar Guest

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play And they have their deep secrets for many a day

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 11:23 PM

Ok, so you still have your dad, and a grandson?? Are you the luckiest guy in the world?? This is a great project, straight from the heart!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 02:53 AM

I have never seen anything laser etched on back of a mirror- this turned out awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 07:20 PM

Amazing, multi-generational project!

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 02:41 PM

Looks great and perfect to display and protect special family photos. Great job!

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 04:12 PM

Nice one W.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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