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Offline Larry

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Dressing table mirror
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:46:04 pm »
Favorite niece graduates from high school in a week.  Pretty easy to stuff some money in an envelope and call it good.  I'm sure my wife will do that part.  For my part I thought she might like a hand mirror for the dressing table.







Maybe in 30 years, hopefully with a smile, she will say my Uncle made this for me.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 08:05:48 pm »
Very nice.  She'll definitely enjoy and treasure it.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 08:13:37 pm »
Great job. I am sure it will become a family heirloom.  :)
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 08:37:31 pm »
Beautiful...instant heirloom
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 09:00:52 pm »
It's a gift that will be treasured for several lifetimes.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 07:49:55 am »
You are a good uncle!  I'm sure she will treasure it!

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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 08:28:39 am »
 smiley_clapping Will be a keepsake for sure! Don't forget to sign and date it.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 09:46:34 am »
WOW!!! I would be all smiles now to say that.
Yes,date that and sign it. That is beyond mighty beautiful!!!
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 01:01:23 pm »
How chu do that Larry?  say_what
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 01:24:05 pm »
Larry, that is plumb pretty.  My daughter graduates next month but I don't have the skills to make her anything that nice.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 04:04:16 pm »
How chu do that Larry?  say_what

Just cut big boards into little pieces and glue them back together.



Its called segmented turning.  Some turners will have hundreds or even thousands of pieces in a turning.  I usually do simple but weird stuff.


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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 08:00:08 am »
Wow, that is amazing!!! 8) 8) 8) Good job!!

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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 08:21:47 am »
Very nice.

What did you use for finish?

Your pictures are very good.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 05:08:52 pm »
Thank you all for the nice complements. :)

Dan, both were lacquer selected for non-yellowing characteristics.  The first was Deft while the second was SW CAB acrylic.  I spray about 10 coats.  At that point the finish looks thick, super glossy, and plastic.  Not good at all.  After they dry for about a week I wet sand starting with 400-600 grit.  I stop when the sheen suits me, usually in the 1,200 to 1,800 grit range.  Than I use cheap auto polishing compound found at Walmart followed by Johnson's paste wax.
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 06:29:21 pm »
 That is nice! smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Dressing table mirror
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 06:32:46 pm »
Thanks for showing us Larry. Beautiful......weird beautiful.  :D :D :D
My wife wants one.  ;D
I'm thinking......