Hand Mirrors

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Project by Roger posted 06-11-2006 02:09 AM 5612 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two photos of a hand mirror where I used Birdseye Redwood with Varigated Black Gold Leafing and a water based Dye (mixture of colors) for the bottom half. The other mirror I used English Sycamore and Woodburned butterflies and flowers coloring them in using some watercolor but mostly colored pencil.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 06-11-2006 02:16 AM

Again, your abilities for color, sculpture and styling are phenomenal. I would like to learn more about coloring the woodburning if you would give some teaching on it. I didn’t realize this could be done.

I am quite impressed. What else do you have up your sleeve you are working on?

Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 06-12-2006 03:31 PM

Damn! I wish I could do such delicate work! Congratulations on your ability!

-- Stephen (A) Western North Carolina

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#3 posted 07-07-2006 05:05 PM


As always. I’m in awe of your work. Incredible designs and meticulously crafted details. I hope there’s a gallery show in your future.

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#4 posted 04-08-2007 05:26 AM

I’ve always liked these. You are a gifted craftsman! Beautiful.

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#5 posted 04-08-2007 05:28 AM

These are very nice. Glad to see they came back to be viewed. You can probably thank Martin and his new shuffle feature.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 04-08-2007 05:38 AM

Click on Rogers projects button for a real treat. An awesome portfolio!

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#7 posted 04-08-2007 05:40 AM

Great set of Mirrors

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 04-08-2007 05:43 AM

WOW!!! That’s all I can say!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#9 posted 04-08-2007 03:07 PM

I agree with Matt!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 01:13 AM

Fantastic mirrors! I love the choice of wood in the firat one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 01-12-2008 01:29 AM

I have 2 beveled mirrors looking for a home . Your work has inspired me. That is so beautiful!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 01-12-2008 12:38 PM

Really beautiful work. I’m glad this one came back around in pulse.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 01-12-2008 01:05 PM

Mark me down as highly impressed. Beautiful work.

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#14 posted 01-12-2008 01:46 PM

Thank you everybody for the kind words, I think I need to post some new pictures of a new project.

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#15 posted 01-13-2008 01:55 PM

Excellent work Roger!

You have taken beautiful wood and presented it in the most artistic way.That is one of the most frustrating and rewarding things as a woodworker.How do we use a special piece of wood,showing it off but,not compromizing the overall design? It seems that I spend more time working on that issue than actually woodworking.But,I enjoy every minute of it!

You express yourself very well,thanks for sharing,Andy.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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