|Project by kenn||posted 08-09-2013 09:28 PM||1951 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I bought a half set of hollows and rounds molding planes from Matt Bickford. While I was waiting on them to be made and be delivered, he taught a class on their use that I attended. Since I knew I wanted to use them on tiger maple, I took a piece along to try. This is the mirror that I made from that board. The profiles were all made by hand with his molding planes. I dyed it dark brown and removed a shaving, then dyed it amber. After assembly, I dyed it with Early American gel stain and applied multiple coats of garnet shellac.
The profiles were cut on the scroll saw so I did kill a few electrons in making the mirror. I had a hard time finding profiles I liked, but in a Fine Woodworking article by Steve Latta, I saw a picture of one that I liked. After enlarging it and some fiddling with the details, I had it. The molding is applied to a half lap sub frame made from cherry.
The pictures are of the mirror and close ups of the corners and one of the molding before cutting the miters. Thanks for checking it out.
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