Hand Mirror: Episode 2

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Inlaying enhances that which might seem more ordinary by adding the distinctive qualities of decoration. Here we create our inlay pieces and enter the more creative world, both creating our inlays and then inlaying the pieces into the mirror back. The precision is exacting but the result is always stunning.




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  1. Gary Gibbons on 15 April 2020 at 4:07 pm

    This is a perfect project to work with my granddaughter! Both of us will get something from the project and the process!

  2. Ian Hemphill on 15 April 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for this, Paul! I’ve always been nervous about attempting inlay work – it always seemed a little beyond my skills. But it’s nice to see that with some patience, a great deal of care, and the skills I’ve already developed, it is possible. I’m very excited. (But I’m going to be making a LOT of practice pieces before I try it on any significant piece, that’s very certain. 😁)

  3. ligerpfish on 15 April 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Love it… excellent teaching and great camera work as well. Thanks!

  4. jurgen01 on 15 April 2020 at 8:01 pm

    An excellent video, as always. You have demonstrated a method of inlaying that has wide application,. Very helpful.

    Great music, too. 👍👍

  5. Andrew LeRoy on 16 April 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Paul,
    Great instruction as always. I have a question that may be of this path somewhat but was wondering what vise are you using? It looks very solid and seems to not rack at all.
    Thank you for your response.

  6. Larry Rider on 17 April 2020 at 11:28 pm

    The video is working now. I love the “poor mans router’, so simple but I would never have thought of it. Thats what I love about your videos. Now to make a few for presents.

  7. Jason Tidwell on 21 May 2020 at 3:51 pm

    I would love to see a woodworking master class app for smart TVs. I currently view most of your videos from YouTube, but it would be nice to have an app to play while I’m working in the shop.
    Keep up the excellent work, you’re an inspiration to us all!!

  8. Volodymyr Tobolskyy on 31 May 2020 at 3:48 pm

    it’s just wow. Thanks Paul.

  9. Wood Club at HRHS on 11 April 2021 at 4:21 am

    Can one use a regular hand held router here

  10. Paul Rowell on 11 April 2021 at 12:08 pm

    “Can one use a regular hand held router here”

    Absolutely, Paul is just showing how you can still do it with just the PMR.

  11. Gary Mercer on 27 May 2021 at 2:57 pm

    I can’t wait to try this.

  12. Bob Blarney on 27 May 2021 at 6:39 pm

    When truing the halves of the leaves on sandpaper to form the centerline, it’s fine to do it Mr Seller’s way. But you can also do it another way that compensates for beveling. This technique is essentially the same as planing the edges of bookmatched plates such as for an acoustic guitar back. When putting the halves together, put the long acute ends at opposite ends and then sand. This way, any beveling error will be compensated when the halves are fitted together.

  13. James Lemaster on 29 May 2021 at 8:02 am

    Paul love this video and love the music. Who was playin?

  14. Paul Whoknows on 26 June 2021 at 12:58 am

    Terrific! and a huge source of inspiration, I can see myself trying to create these inlays in a guitar fretboard!!! it would look amazing! thank you maestro Paul.

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