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wdkits1

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1743 days ago

When you do custom woodworking you sometimes get asked to do some pretty strange things, which makes it kinda exciting. I was asked by a client if I did any carving. He explained that he had put up a mirror over his bar and was afraid that it was a little top heavy and probably needed extra support but wanted something artistic to accent the figure that was present on the frame. What he wanted was a set of carved hands that would attach to the wall and overlap the frame. This is what I came up with.
I used the size of my own hands as a template and used royal paulownia as the wood as it is lightweight but strong and cuts and carves easily.

These are the hands in place but not stained.

This is the finished product.

I normally don’t do much carving but this was really fun to do.Here’s a pic of the room where THE MONSTER MIRROR is

-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com


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Roper

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#1 posted 1743 days ago

that is a really cool idea, the carvings are great and with the finish they match the piece perfectly. nice job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1743 days ago

I love it! Nice work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cstrang

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#3 posted 1743 days ago

Very nice, they really match well

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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depictureboy

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#4 posted 1743 days ago

MAN! that is soo cool!

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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Rustic

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#5 posted 1743 days ago

ditto on the coolness of the design

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1743 days ago

Really makes the mirror look nice. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 1743 days ago

Wow this is a new one to me great work. It looks quaint though LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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SteveMI

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#8 posted 1743 days ago

The hands add a lot to the whole piece. You are almost curious to look at it from the side to see if a torso is back there.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 1743 days ago

Very clever!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1743 days ago

So cool

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mtkate

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#11 posted 1743 days ago

LOL, that’s great!

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 1743 days ago

fun stuff . good one

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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huff

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#13 posted 1742 days ago

Mike, what a cool project. When I first saw the hands and you stated you used your own hand to model after, I thought, boy you have weird fingernails! LOL. Then I saw the mirror, what a perfect design. Great stuff!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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kolwdwrkr

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#14 posted 1742 days ago

Where’s his feet? LOL, Nice work, and fun commission. We all need more clients like that.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 1742 days ago

Looks like a fun challenge.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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