Tavern Mirror

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Project by Anthony posted 10-16-2013 03:56 AM 1630 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Tavern Mirror to go in my office at work.

It was a great chance to use my Beadlock jig to make the floating mortise and tenon joints. I also experimented with glass etching to add the “Anthony’s Place” on the mirror.

It is a great place to hang my jackets and everyone that comes into my office automatically check themselves out in the mirror.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 09:11 AM

That’s pretty sharp. That etching really adds to the project. I’d like to try that sometime.
Nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 09:24 AM

Great work, I have one like this in our house as well. Love the looks of this…. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 09:33 AM

Very nice work. Very clean and tight.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 10:05 AM

Good work and a nice office addition.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 12:21 PM

Nice job. looks great. Beatiful joints.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 12:27 PM

Great looking piece for your office, and great way to show of your wood working skills.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 02:59 PM

I like it. like the Rush reference also. Did you use a chemical or mechanical etch?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 10-16-2013 03:21 PM

Thank you all for the great comments, I love the support that Lumberjocks offers from fellow woodworkers.

JM82435, I used a chemical etching, it is called Armour Etch and can be found at most hobby stores. It was my first time doing it and it was really easy, but you do need to make sure that there are no open areas where the etching material can sneak through, I got a few tiny bleed throughs but they are not very noticable unless you are right in front of it and looking closely.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 03:25 PM

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-16-2013 04:04 PM

This is very attractive. Nice work.

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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#11 posted 10-16-2013 11:37 PM

Great looking Tavern Mirror, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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