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This project was supposed to be a Christmas present, however time didn't allow it. Thankfully the recipient - (daughter's boyfriend of 3 years) has his Birthday in January, so I said it is going to be a birthday present instead!
Recently a fellow LJ (sorry I couldn't find you again after I pinched your design to give you credit, but you know who you are) Made a cap rack, I had this mirror that I had already etched and was wondering how to frame it when I saw the rack. So I decided to incorporate the two.
Again I don't know the wood (any help with ID ing it will be greatly appreciated) as it started life as an outdoor seat that the dog decided to chew while freaking out during a thunderstorm. Anyway since we didn't use it much I demolished it and set it aside. It really worked out well for this project and looks great sanded down to 240 & coated it with a couple coats of poly.
Anyone interested in the etching process- well I was sitting reading the dremel catalogue, as you do, and found out that the dremel etches glass. So I mucked around a bit and just went for it (this isn't the first picture) It is really very relaxing and the results are great to look at.

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· In Loving Memory
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Real nice etching, you have quite a lot of talent. Great birthday present. Must have a look at the Dremel catalogue but then again.
 

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It's just awesome! He is going to love it. I love the etching. Do you do it with the dremel or do you use etching cream?

Sheila
 

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Theresa you did a very fine job it came out very very good.
 

· In Loving Memory
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Wow! that really came out well. Very detailed work, especially considering it was with a Dremel.
 

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Pretty snazzy! The etching is great and I like the whole design….great place to hang your hat.
 

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That mirror is going to suit a young guy right down to the ground, very nice job, never knew about etching with a dremmel,
very functional gift, very well made (as usual) : )
 

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Theresa,

We guess you'll have to write a tutorial on glass etching with the Dremel for those of us who have similar tools but no clue!

Did you draw your own pattern for the dirt bike, too? You really are talented!

L/W
 

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great project. kool idea putting the mirror with the hat rack. very nice
 

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Very Nice!!! love the etch work as well…. The dremel ah? I may need to pull mine out of the drawer more often….Well Done!!
 
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