Mirror from piano parts

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 03-31-2013 05:34 AM 1106 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fellow woodworker and LJ, Lee Barker, gave me a few pieces of salvage from a piano dismantle project he had in
progress. They turned out to be pieces of the bridges for a spinet piano, made of beech lumber with supporting pins where the strings pass through. They hung around my shop for some time without producing any inspiration until one day I discovered one of the mirrors that I built a couple of years ago started coming apart and the glass tiles suffered from extreme glue failure. That left me with a stripped pine frame around a 12” square mirror, so I added some thin cherry pieces, cut them and the frame in curves, and surrounded them with the curved bridge pieces. It took a bit of fitting and I did not alter the bridge pieces from their original size except to slightly trim the ends.

19” wide, 20 1/2” high, 1 1/2” thick, gloss lacquer finish.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 09:00 AM

What a great looking mirror. It’s all in the mind, and you used yours just fine.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 10:33 AM

Very nice save and a great looking mirror

-- 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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#3 posted 03-31-2013 12:56 PM

nice ideas! I’ liked

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 12:59 PM

This is a really nice mirror. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 02:10 PM

very creative work great job

-- Todd

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 03:22 PM

Great design!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 04:21 PM

Nice looking design….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 12:55 AM

Very impressive. Going all out with curves and everything!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#9 posted 04-01-2013 11:50 AM

This piece looks like it would not be out of place in a remake of Sleeping Beauty. I wonder if one would not look at themselves differently when gazing in and being distracted or influenced by your rather amazing frame. Magic sometimes happens when you re-purpose things, smiles at the very least.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 01:23 AM

That is way kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 04-03-2013 04:34 PM

I like Gene’s comment as well as the piece.

Terry’s mind is not an area of 90o corners. It is as fluid as the art pieces he creates.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#12 posted 04-21-2013 05:22 PM


-- Margery

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