Handheld Mirror

Handheld Mirror

Almost didn’t make it in time this was a build for my wife’s birthday.

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vlcsnap-00001Started by marking a piece of hard board using the Walnut piece I’m going to use for this project.
vlcsnap-00002Had to dissemble the mirror that I bought to do this project. This was a cheap 4 1/2″ shaving mirror.
vlcsnap-00003Using a scrap piece of lumber. I made a quick compass as, I don’t own one.
vlcsnap-00004Hand drawn the shape I was looking for.
vlcsnap-00007Cut the shape out on the band saw. This was done to make a template.
vlcsnap-00008Refine the shape at the disc sander.
vlcsnap-00009Traced around the template on the Walnut. I used a grease pen to see the lines.
vlcsnap-00010Again at the band saw to rough cut the shape Get close to the line without going pass it.
vlcsnap-00011Double sided tape is used to hold down the template to the Walnut.
vlcsnap-00012With a template bit I followed the pattern with the router. My material is 1″ thick, I used a 1/2″ router bit.
vlcsnap-00013I traced the mirror with a knife to score the wood. Then use my palm router to remove the waste. By scoring the wood the cut releases itself when you get close to it.
vlcsnap-00014Test fit and continue to rout or chisel till it fits.
vlcsnap-000151/2″ round over worked well. I didn’t use the full height of the bit.
vlcsnap-00016Sand, Sand, and Sand…..
vlcsnap-00017Hand sand, hand Sand, and hand sand…
vlcsnap-00018Two coats of brush on lacquer, only because I was out of spray lacquer.
vlcsnap-00020Minwax, paste wax. Wax on, Wax off…
vlcsnap-00022Epoxy the mirror in it’s new home.
vlcsnap-00023I guess double sided tape would work as well or silicone. I had epoxy.