Mirror frame

PROJECT: Round Frame for Antique Heirloom Mirror

MATERIALS: Poplar, mahogany, gold gilding (the ladies like the gold)

setting up the frame

How I made a round thing out of a not round thing – part 1: cut out 8 poplar blanks

setting up the poplar blanks

Part 2: make an octagon using mitered bridal joints

fitting the octagon

Part 3: check your fit


Part 4: clamp ALL THE THINGS


Part 5: add the cross brace for a center pin and shape from the outside in using a router

test fit

Test fit to make sure everything is snug

mahogany band

Mahogany band in the center of the frame

with gold gilding

A little gold for the ladies

finished project

All finished – check out that handsome guy taking the picture

happy customer

Customer put it right on facebook as soon as I delivered it








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