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Project by DS posted 10-18-2019 04:00 AM 538 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece is a Harry Potter super fan.

When she got engaged a few years ago, my sister brought over a yard sale sliding mirror closet door and asked if I could make a frame for it— not just any frame, the Mirror of Erised from the movie.

It is clearly a movie prop and not necessarily the exact style that would be worthy of a real mirror of this type. I offered to make true Roman columns, but she wanted the movie prop.

I made this with my offall materials and only spent any money when it came time to do the finish.

It took only three weekends to complete and was still a little smelly when it arrived at the reception.

The entire reception hall was decorated like the Hogwarts great hall complete with floating candles.

In the second pic, I am just completing the last two sections of the right side capital.
This was a lot of fun and I procrastinated posting this project far too long.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 10-18-2019 04:12 AM

Awesome piece!

Beautiful!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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mikeacg

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#2 posted 10-18-2019 12:21 PM

You did an amazing job on this project! I don’t know much about Harry Potter but I have seen a number of movie props that would be worthy of reproduction. One that comes to mind is the staff of Gandalf from LOTR… I’ve always wanted to carve that one!!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Tony1212

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#3 posted 10-18-2019 12:55 PM

That is INSANE! Great job!

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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DS

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#4 posted 10-18-2019 01:13 PM

That is a nice looking staff… but what would you do with it?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 10-18-2019 01:22 PM

Beautiful mirror frame and I’m sure you have a very happy niece!
Great build and beautiful detail.
Congrats
Jon

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mikeacg

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#6 posted 10-18-2019 01:25 PM

At my age, a walking stick could be a good thing!
I think a lot of it is proving to myself that I could carve something like that. It would make a great finial for ladderback chairs or an art nouveau style display cabinet… I won’t know until I do it!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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DS

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#7 posted 10-18-2019 02:24 PM

The staff of “Gandalf the Grey” might be easier than the staff of “Gandalf the White” – it was a piece of driftwood.
;-)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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pottz

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#8 posted 10-18-2019 02:54 PM

wow that was a lot of work you got a lucky niece with a very nice uncle.you did an incredible job on that.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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DS

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#9 posted 10-18-2019 03:04 PM

Thank you for your kind comments.
My niece loves the mirror and has it in her small apartment.

She works at the Medieval Times Dinner Theater in Scottsdale where knights joust on horseback while you eat and everyone is in period costume. It’s a perfect fit for her.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Peteybadboy

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#10 posted 10-18-2019 07:32 PM

That is an awesome frame!

-- Petey

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leafherder

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#11 posted 10-18-2019 09:32 PM

WOW! The mirror really works! That second picture is showing the workshop of my dreams complete with two House Elf assistants. LOL

Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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DS

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#12 posted 10-18-2019 09:39 PM

Now, if only the workshop were clear of all that clutter!


WOW! The mirror really works! That second picture is showing the workshop of my dreams complete with two House Elf assistants. LOL

Great job, thanks for sharing.

- leafherder


-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#13 posted 10-18-2019 10:28 PM

Very nice job.

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#14 posted 10-19-2019 12:33 AM

Amazing work on that mirror frame – beautiful!

Claude

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 10-19-2019 11:43 AM

WOW!!! That’s just really awesome work..

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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