looking glass mirrors

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Project by HarmonyHeartwood posted 09-29-2014 01:38 PM 1482 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some hand held mirrors, I made the first one as a gift for my sister (A woman that has everything), It is carved from a single piece of curly maple, which was a real chore to carve. I tell people I was inspired by a tomato lol. It has a form fit box flocked in suede. I dyed the head red, the leaves green and the handle black, which I had to be really careful and dye sequentially. The leaves are positioned according to the golden ratio. Finished in spray lacquer.

The second was made as a valentines day gift, it is hand carved from a single piece of cherry, dyed red, then washed in ebony stain and finished in hand wiped poly.

The third was a gift to a friend made from cherry and walnut, this was the first one where I made the handle separately then added it to the head, I drilled into each and cut the head off of a fine thread screw and screwed and glued them together, this took a bit of patience just to make sure the handle would be strait, but this is the method I am going to stick with. There are three diamond shaped cherry inlays. the finish on this one is many coats of shellac, then waxed, then buffed on a buffing wheel.

The last one was made from redheart and zebrawood, and the box is made from walnut, finished in spray lacquer.

I enjoy making these and have more in the works for the holiday craft shows. with different shaped mirrors and more extravagant designs.

-- God made wood good

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 11:41 AM

Stunning gifts

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 06:29 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 08:00 PM

Really cool. Welcome to LJs

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 03-27-2017 11:08 AM

These boxes and looking glasses are all so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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