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Chiefwoodworker

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01-14-2010 06:11 PM

Just before the holidays I finished the American Chippendale Mirrors (all 6) I was working on. I made three versions with two finishes. Here are some photos.

Tiger maple stained with Moser’s 1490 Golden Amber water-based aniline dye and finished with Minwax Satin Wipe-On Poly.

Tiger maple unstained finished with Minwax Satin Wipe-On Poly.

Cherry frame with tiger maple scroll work also finished with Minwax Satin Wipe-On Poly.

These are reproductions of a 140 year old mirror handed down in my wife’s family. See my Blog (http://www.srww.com/blog) for history and construction. you can also download SketchUp plans from my Free Plans page (http://www.srww.com/sketchup-furniture-plans.htm).

-- Joe.....


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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 07:21 PM

Nice camera

If you take the photo off to one side you won’t have the camera in it. Love the wood and you did a nice job with the grain by poping it. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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Chiefwoodworker

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 07:51 PM

Thanks John. I left the camera in intentionally. It seems more real to me. I could have done as you said and taken it at an angle and then corrected for the distortion in Photo Shop. Or I could have cut out the mirror and replaced it with a jpeg of a beautiful woman, which would have been cool. It is interesting on how many people have commented to me about the camera. It apparently distracts form the woodworking. But so would a beautiful woman I guess.

-- Joe.....

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 08:25 PM

very pretty.

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Chiefwoodworker

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 09:31 PM

Thanks Hokie.

-- Joe.....

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 10:26 PM

Very nice. I like the top one the most. Beautiful color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 10:41 PM

They are all beautiful, but I also like the top one better, the color is richer and the tiger stripe is more pronounced.
Thanks

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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Chiefwoodworker

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 11:11 PM

Thanks Wayne. Most people do, and it is a traditional finish for tiger maple. But I can’t wait to see the cherry and tiger maple one after it ages a few years. The cherry will darken and the tiger maple will increase contrast. It too should be nice.

-- Joe.....

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 11:17 PM

Thanks Andrew. It appears to be unanimous (though I finished the one I am keeping unstained).

-- Joe.....

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#9 posted 01-15-2010 03:02 PM

Your choice of stain really brings the beauty of the tiger maple out. Fantastic piece.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#10 posted 01-15-2010 03:07 PM

Thanks Max.

-- Joe.....

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