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Blog entry by James E McIntyre posted 01-10-2020 01:27 AM 664 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Starting a project for me, almost always starts with a drawing or drawings.
I’ve studied some Arts and Crafts furniture on line and used my version of a mirror frame for this project.

So, here are my latest project drawings and the beginning of the project.

I will enter several posts of this project through it’s completion.


Drawings are posted as a reference.
Measurements can be altered for any size mirror.

Laying out the parts on the wood to get the most effecent use of the lumber.


Making a template for the lower corbels. (J).
I cut all the other parts to length for the frame but didn’t show that process.

I glued two 3/4” pieces together to make 1-1/2” + wide corbels. These were cut from the same piece of wood so the grain would look like it was a solid piece.
QSWO comes 13/16” thick so the corbels are 1-7/8” wide.



Cutting the lower corbels # (J) on the band saw and cleaning them up on the oscillating sander.

Resawing the material for the upper corbels (K) to 5/8” thickness.


Drilling through the 5/8” stock with a 2-5/8” Forstner bit. I found this size is a good proportion for the upper corbels.
Use a backer board from the leftover wood from the resaw to prevent tear-out on the bottom side.


Cutting the corbels out of the drilled piece at the band saw.
This frame requires 5 top corbels.
I had three left over from a medicine cabinet I built a while ago.


Cutting out the reverse cloud shape on the lower part # C, and filing off the saw marks with a Japanese wood file.
That’s all I have for now. I’ll post part # 2 in a few days.

-- James E McIntyre



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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 01-10-2020 01:35 AM

James, that looks like a really fun piece to make and I know the execution will be exemplary. Also, you are much better at documenting your build process than I am. :D

-- Art

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JimYoung

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#2 posted 01-10-2020 01:50 AM

Nice work so far!

Following along…

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 01-10-2020 01:50 AM

Thanks Art. Can’t wait to see your desk.

Thanks Jim.

-- James E McIntyre

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 01-10-2020 06:11 PM

Looks like it’ll be beautiful James, that oak looks yummy!

I like the way you killed 4 corbels with one drill, great way to effect that cut!

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 01-10-2020 09:51 PM



Looks like it ll be beautiful James, that oak looks yummy!

I like the way you killed 4 corbels with one drill, great way to effect that cut!

- splintergroup

Thanks Splinter.

-- James E McIntyre

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