Process to Prepare Frame for Mirror

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04-09-2009 12:01 AM

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Hi everyone,
I am making a floor standing mirror. The frame is complete and I now want to create a double rabbet for the mirror and back to fit into. I’m still pretty new at this so wanted to ask a question on process before I jump in and do it incorrectly. Should I be scraping/sanding the mirror frame down to get ready for finishing before I create the double rabbet, or should I create the double rabbet and then prepare for finishing, or does it matter? Thanks for your help.

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#1 posted 04-09-2009 07:18 PM

I’d say do the prep work for finishing after the project is complete. That includes your rabbets. Everytime I jump the gun and try to sand and prepare a project for finish, and then have to finish routing or fitting, it gets scratched and I have to sand it again. I look forward to seeing your mirror.

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