Hand Mirror with a Carved Rose

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-19-2007 09:27 PM 2453 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from Birch crate lumber. I made this for my Sweetie quite awhile ago, I never had a chance to put a finish on it, because she was so anxious to use it. Someday I’ll have to sneak it away from her, & finish it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 02-19-2007 10:14 PM

You have to be the most romantic guy I know. What an example for the rest of us.

Keep posting and carving.

And just for you: “Get back to the shop!”

your buddy,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 02-19-2007 10:22 PM

Dick, I echo Mark’s sentiment about your romantic nature. It’s great to see a couple in love after all these years of marriage.

Love the hand mirror.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Ethan Sincox

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#3 posted 02-20-2007 12:00 AM


It might be interesting to see a quick step-by-step on your carving process. I don’t want to call it simple, because that implies a lack of skill, but if you were to demo with something like the rose, that would be really great. (I think you’d just make it LOOK simple.)

Or maybe you could just give a description of your process? I’m just getting into carving, with both power tools and hand tools, and it always helps to hear the techniques of others.

-- Ethan,

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 02-20-2007 03:51 AM

Dick that is just wonderful!

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#5 posted 02-20-2007 04:30 AM

Dick you gotta give me some lessons..I still have to think very hard to remember our anniversery, but I finally remember, thanks to my lovely daughter.,,,mike. Nice keep sake Dick and before it’s to late Happy Birthday again. You are a special guy and I wished you lived closer. I’m proud to call you my friend. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 02-20-2007 06:41 AM

Dick – great story and a wonderful project!


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#7 posted 02-21-2007 04:05 PM

The carved rose is a very nice touch.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 02-08-2020 01:51 AM

Nice gift and story, love the rose carving.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-08-2020 05:15 PM


- woodworkpdki


-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas....

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