Mirrors for my Grand daughters

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Project by RayCurtis posted 12-26-2010 05:32 AM 1574 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these mirrors for my grand daughters as a Christmas Present. One is Walnut with a traditional handle and the other is Maple with a an attempt at an ergonomic handle. I find it interesting that it took me more time to make the forms than it did to do the two mirrors, with the exception of the finish. They are finished with a first coat of Tung Oil and then 4 coats of General Finishes Seal-a-coat. I used Clear PARR Parbond to attach the mirrors. Has anybody used other products? How about mirror Mastic does anybody know what it is made of and if it will work well in this application? Anybody have any ideas of what else works well as an adhesive?

-- RayCurtis

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 03:13 PM

They look nice, I am sure that your grand daughters love them! I have used a two part epoxy type glue to set mirrors into pieces with good success.

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 01:07 AM

Very nice mirrors. I have used GE silicone .

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:51 AM

Ray- What nice mirrors. I’ve done miniatures (2”) in maple and used JB Kwik Weld for them. Mixed in dibs and dabs, it works well and sets up fast. The big advantage to it is, I can find it in any hardware store when I run out!


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