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Commisions #3: Mirror Frame #3

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Well over the last two days i have been able to really get some good solid work done on my mirror frames. first i was able to mill all the lumber to final width.

then it was time to cut the piece. i don’t have a long miter bed with a stop block so i used double stick tape to hold the rough identical pieces together to give me exactly the same piece. the first picture is putting the tape on and the second is all the piece cut to final length.

Then i cut the groove in the first picture, the finished tongue in the second picture, and glued it up.

after it was done drying i router a rabbit in the back to house the mirror, you can’t really see it in the first picture but i made a mistake and went a little too far with the router. the second picture is after i made the repair.

the repair was in the back so it wasn’t much cosmetic it was because i wanted to have a structurally sound joint so i needed to put the wood back in there. so thats all for today. I should have the woodworking finished tomorrow and the finishing done by the end of the week. thanks for reading and all comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



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dlcarver

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#1 posted 2286 days ago

you really know your stuff Dennis, good job.
Thanks Dave

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2286 days ago

This is looking pretty good, Dennis.

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 2286 days ago

thanks everyone. I just realized like 5 minutes ago that i forgot to put the chamfer on the edges. well i guess that I’ll just have to go and get a v-groove bit to do it.

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#4 posted 2286 days ago

Nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 2286 days ago

Great work, Dennis

Lew

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#6 posted 2286 days ago

that’s all called design variations!

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#7 posted 2286 days ago

Very nice start.

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SPalm

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#8 posted 2286 days ago

Nice. Good repair. We all learn something with each new project.

About the chamfer, it you want to put a bevel on the outside edge, maybe best to get a chamfer bit. A chamfer bit has a bearing on the bottom, a V-groove does not and will require a fence. Either will do it, but the bearing is easier.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 2285 days ago

steve, i have a chamfer bit the only problem is the intersection of the tongue and groove, there needs to be a chamfer there to so i need the v-groove bit to do that.

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