Carved Mirror Frame: Episode 6


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With the mirror frame leveled and sanded, you can apply the finish. Paul applies his shellac, starting in the corners and working into the faces. Once it has set, he goes over the surface with wire wool and then furniture polish, before buffing it out. When finished, the mirror and back can be fitted, and some turn-buttons made and fixed in place. With the mirror wire fitted, it’s ready to hang.

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  1. STEVE MASSIE on 8 June 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Paul that turned out really nice and is on my list to make, simple but elegant little project.

    Thank You !


  2. silmarils94 on 8 June 2016 at 9:00 pm

    real pleasure to make, thanks.

  3. Eddy Flynn on 8 June 2016 at 10:14 pm

    fantastic skill builder thank you so much

  4. david o'sullivan on 9 June 2016 at 12:16 am

    nice one

  5. skeeball on 9 June 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Like all the Masterclasses I have enjoyed this in another very educational one.

    I’m a retired electronics tech. Over the years I have installed many motion detectors that have multiple wires with a plug that attaches to the motion detector but the other end, 5 or 6 long, is just loose ends. Having these frolicking about in the overhead as they run to the junction box creates an ugly mess. What I do is get all the wires to the same length, twist the last inch together, chuck them in a drill and twist them together into one multi-conductor cable. I have actually done this with two single wires about 30 feet long. It made for a nice, neat, 2 strand cable.

    After you doubled up and attached the first end of the hanger wire I would have put the loose ends in the drill and spun them together, that way there would be no chance of only catching one of the wires when being hung on the wall.

    Again, very nice instructional woodworking series.

  6. Adams.rt on 9 June 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Excellent instruction and a perfect project to introduce carving into our repertoires. Thanks for the guidance, Paul!

  7. knightlylad on 10 June 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  8. jakegevorgian on 16 June 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you master Paul

  9. BillS on 23 June 2016 at 2:08 am


    What kind of brush did you use to apply the shellac? Great Project! Thanks.


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