Hand Mirrors - Wedding Party Gifts

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Project by Andoman posted 07-04-2010 06:39 PM 2300 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned by a Bride to produce some small purse size hand mirrors which she wanted to give to her Bridal Party as gifts for being in her wedding. The wedding took place at the Georgia Renaissance Festival so the gifts fit the Medieval theme. I made three from Zebra wood and three from Walnut although two of the later didn’t survive the edge routing. The gifts were presented in small velvet bags and were a hit for the ladies. Finished with tung oil only.

-- Keith - Canton, GA

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 07:14 PM

What did you use to finish them? The grain looks great.

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 09:19 PM

These turned out very nice, it looks like the mirrors have beveled edges, not a standard hobby store item. Too bad the other two did not survive the edge routing.

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 09:23 PM

These look great! Where did you get the mirror pattern from? I was thinking of making something similar for my bridesmaids for my wedding.

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 10:54 PM

Very impressive… how is the mirror attached…??

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 01:55 AM

Look great, where did you get the glass? Thanks

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 02:28 AM

I like the zebrawood on these. Great gift idea.

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 07:51 PM

like the looks, well done. yes where did you get the glass?

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 10:21 PM

The mirrors were purchased by the bride for about $3 a piece on-line. We did a search on 2×3 beveled mirrors and found a bunch of sites. I just looked again and found them at:

I made the mirror pattern template out of 1/4 hardboard. That took several attempts. I made a test mirror out of plywood first then used it as a pattern to cut the others from. The mirror is attached with contact cement. I sanded and hand buffed these until they had nice shine then rubbed with tung oil. No other finish was used.

Thanks for the comments!

-- Keith - Canton, GA

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 10:27 PM

Keith, they turned out looking great. I very unique gift for the bridesmaids.


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#10 posted 10-30-2010 09:15 PM

Great project … Are the mirrors inset or flush
I have a pin Router and thought I might try this one
Anyways nicely done

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 03:50 PM

The mirrors were inset to the depth of the beveled edge. I created a template to route this. Good luck!

-- Keith - Canton, GA

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 04:13 PM

Super job these reflect on you workmanship very well :))


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