Craig Bentzley

restores antique furniture and but Us perioJ reproductions in his Chalfont, Pennsylvania, shop.

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Heirloom Hand Mirror

Do you have a special piece of wood squirreled away somewhere? Something that you haven't found a use for. but is so pretty that you can't throw it out? Make a hand mirror from it, and that chunk of wood will be admired and appreciated every day, for many years to come. There is no joinery to worry-about, so you can be very free in the design. Think of this project as a small piece of sculpture.

As the drawing shows, construction is just a matter of routing a circular recess for the mirror glass, then band-sawing out the mirror body, rounding die edges, sanding and finishing. (For special effect, I also make mirrors from laminated wood, but in this article I'll

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Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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