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Project by Joel Tille posted 2718 days ago 1425 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mirror I picked up at an auction for two dollars. Susie, my wife, looked at me kinda funny when she saw me bid on a pile of junk. I left everything on the table except the mirror. My plan was to fix it and sell it. After I was done , Susie wanted to hang it in our living room instead. It took me about 2-1/2 hours time to strip, glue and finish it. I cut new splines to replace the broken ones.

I pretty sure this one would have ended up in the auctioneers dumpster, nobody else bid on it after I took opening bid.

-- Joel Tille





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Max

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#1 posted 2718 days ago

It turned out really nice…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2718 days ago

some people just don’t have vision!!
$2. Sweet.
A good job fixing the beauty up

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2718 days ago

Good find and repair job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2717 days ago

It looks great, nice repair job. That’ll be hanging around for a long time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Aubster

131 posts in 2659 days


#5 posted 2587 days ago

It take a good eye to see the new in the old and broken. Good job.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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mot

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#6 posted 2582 days ago

That came out great! Good eye and good work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Joel Tille

213 posts in 2875 days


#7 posted 2582 days ago

Thanks every one, I have another bigger mirror I found at a auction, paid five dollars for it. The mirror is a 1/4” thick beveled rectangular shape, the frame is QSWO that had four different colors of paint on it. Cleaned up nicely. I have two ladies asking for it. the highest one is offering $95 dollars so far. not sure how long I will hold out.

-- Joel Tille

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PanamaJack

4469 posts in 2708 days


#8 posted 2582 days ago

I think you did a great job. Something for $2 turned out to be worth a whole lot more. I can relate to that.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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RobS

1334 posts in 2937 days


#9 posted 2582 days ago

Awesome, I like these salvage projects.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Chip

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#10 posted 2582 days ago

Wonderful salvage job Joel. Always like hearing about something old being recycled into something new and beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Hawgnutz

526 posts in 2707 days


#11 posted 2564 days ago

Very nice job, Joel. I like to frequent those community auctons where you never know what you may find! A little forsight and elbow grease and you have a treasure!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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daltxguy

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#12 posted 2388 days ago

Recycling is part of the solution. Recycling wood is great, and you got a mirror to go with it as well. Looks great. Well done. Keep it up!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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rikkor

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#13 posted 2388 days ago

You may have inspired me. I have a mirror in a kind of cheesy frame. The mirror has a hand cut flower basket, hand cut by my grandfather. In a nice oak frame I think it will be a knockout.

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 2355 days ago

The mirror turned out great! Your wife was right to keep it. “The look”, I can relate to that Thanks for posting.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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