Craftsman wall mirror

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 02-27-2019 12:58 AM 1060 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m putting box making aside for awhile so I can get some things made for the house. Here’s a mirror from Woodsmith plans in volume 31/ #186 that I made for our spare bedroom.
I substituted sapele for the usual oak and really like the color of this wood. Pretty simple design with mortise and tenon for the frame and cove molding from the router table up top. The lower cove molding was cut on the table saw and the corbels on the bandsaw.
I had a little trouble with finishing as my usual shellac and wax left some dried white wax in the grain. I regrouped (after a meltdown) and fixed the problem by stripping off the wax and tinting a thinned shellac with a few drops of Danish oil. It took a couple days to dry and covered any remaining dried wax just perfectly.
Here’s a few photos of the set up I used on the table saw making the cove molding.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-27-2019 01:55 AM

That is a great looking arts and craft mirror.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 02-27-2019 01:59 AM

Looks good, Tom! Way to stick with it.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 02-27-2019 02:09 AM

That looks terrific!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 04:11 AM

That is a nice look Tom.

Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 06:16 AM

This is true maszerčoece. I sr you used some my sausage cutting board technic on tablesaw

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 11:21 AM

very impressive

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 02-27-2019 12:41 PM

Beautiful work, Tom! I really like it in sapele rather than oak. I think sapele is a great wood to work, too. Top notch craftsmanship!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#9 posted 02-27-2019 12:50 PM

Beautiful! Well done…

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#10 posted 02-27-2019 02:38 PM

Beautiful, nice work!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 02-27-2019 07:51 PM

Nice work!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 02-27-2019 10:04 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments!

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#13 posted 02-27-2019 10:27 PM

Simply clean lines, beautiful timeless piece!

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#14 posted 03-19-2019 03:36 PM

Very nice.

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