Rough edge mirror frame - Gordons frame...

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Project by mafe posted 08-25-2014 12:20 PM 2597 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rough edge mirror frame
Gordons frame…

1. Gordons mirror.
2. Look at that wood!
3. A crack fixed with a wooden dowel.
4. The wee knob.
5. Focus.
6. Different focus. ;-)

At my visit in Scotland visiting my friend Jamie, I had the chance to build this little frame.
I have to be honest… it started out as a frame for a sand art thing, that Gordon had brought to Jamie, because the glass frame was broken and asked Jamie if he could make him a new frame…
I took this task, first of all to make Gordon happy and second to give Jamie a hand.

I decided on a life edge beautiful piece of wood Jamie had in the shop, routed out for the frame and cut to size and at the moment where it was all fitting, a glass lens fell from the shelf above the worktable – bang – the sand glass thing was broken… Me… I was miserable… I had destroyed Gordons sand art! Auuucccchhhh…. So much for trying to help.

Jamie and Gordon made me ok, thank you both, they said it was no big deal, so I got over the crisis, now just needed to look in a different perspective.

So I changed it into a mirror frame, in this way I had a I’m sorry Gordon gift to offer at least.

Followed by bad luck, I broke the first mirror I cut, but at the end a mirror came to fit and were mounted in the frame, turned a wee knob, sanding and oil, the rest you can see in the photos.

Here he is Gordon, the handsome devil, that will be using the mirror.

I’m sorry Gordon, but also fine thank you, you made me feel happy at the end.

_Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 12:29 PM

Well done Mads. That would look good on my Peugot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 12:45 PM

what a nice thing to do..i do like that piece of wood, almost to bad you had to cut the hole in it….lol…but its better it have a hole then this fine wee fella cut himself while shaving…yep a nice thing to do…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 12:51 PM

Nice Mads!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 01:00 PM

A beautiful piece, Mads, with a story and a memory for a friend. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 01:26 PM

One gift replaced with another and all is forgiven.

Such a nice little mirror, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 02:01 PM

Great looking project Mads

-- I never finish anyth

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 07:04 PM

That was a quick recovery
What a day that was


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 07:38 PM

Hi there,
Yes Jamie, what a day! But also a wonderful day in your wonderful place. ;-)
(If you mean my recovery, I am still running low, but better day by day).
Actually managed to attempt a drawing class this weekend.
Philip, thanks.
Lew, at the end of the day he can look in the frame and look at something more interesting than sand.
Candy, smiles here, yes a memory.
Ken, nice to see you, was thinking about you and your shop the other day.
Grizz, laughs and need that thanks, yes and he can even hang his razor strap on the knob.
Stefang, lol, as a side mirror you mean?
Best thoughts guys and Candy,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 11:23 PM

So simple. So complex.

BRAVO, Mads !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#10 posted 08-26-2014 11:28 PM

Well done all of you.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 08-29-2014 04:25 AM

Good job on that replacement frame. It can drop all the time and will not brake!!

that was a unique way to set the mirror in there, too…...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-30-2014 08:49 PM

I likes it. Very unique.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 09-09-2014 05:22 PM

Hi ho, just a quick visit here.
Roger, Smiles thanks.
Jim, I don’t really know about the project since it was a thought that became a rescue and ended up as a gift, but I was happy with the result and most of all he was… That must be the important at the end. ;-)
Madts, we all had a really good time.
John, you nailed it!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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