Hand Mirror: Episode 4

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This episode is devoted to the various options we can use for transforming the square and blocky perimeter edges of the mirror into an ergonomic shape that just begs to be held. Paul uses saw cuts, rasp work, spokeshaving, chisel work, and scraper work to do this, and it works perfectly. Finally, Paul finishes the mirror to a soft sheen and then installs the glass itself.




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  1. Trevor Hosken on 29 April 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Really enjoying this project Paul. Thanks so much.

  2. rayc21 on 29 April 2020 at 5:32 pm

    yes another enjoyable project this one something new to me. I have not tried inlay yet something to look forward to when I can get round to it. Handy tool that Eclipse coping saw I bought my one fifty odd years ago still working good as new.
    thank you Paul and Team stay safe.

  3. David Marienau on 29 April 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Really nice. Thank you.

  4. Julio T. on 29 April 2020 at 11:37 pm

    It’s amazing how interesting can be a project with a so small object. a fantastic work, I think. I will try to make one, although I wouldn’t bet for my skills to do it.

    Thank you very much for all you do.

  5. joeleonetti on 1 May 2020 at 5:28 am

    Thanks Paul. I’m looking forward to making one for my wife.

    I struggle to cut square and stay close to the line with a coping saw (I’m using the brands and blades you recommend). I have the blade as tight in the coping saw as possible. Do you have any tips for sawing with a coping saw to stay close to the line and square across the cut? I don’t have these issues with any of the regular joinery saws or panel saws. It might be I just need more practice.

    • Izzy Berger on 7 May 2020 at 4:16 pm


      Paul says:
      This is a sensitivity issue and it takes practise to loosen up and not be rigid in the use of the coping saw because when you’re rigid you deny yourself the sensitivity it takes to use the coping saw. Perhaps start there by making cove cuts and round cuts to lines that you put on there so that you are setting some parameters to cut to.

      Kind Regards,

      • joeleonetti on 11 May 2020 at 5:25 am

        Thanks Paul, Izzy for the tip. I am definitely more tense when using the coping saw than the other saws. I will practice some coves and round cuts on some off cuts from a recently finished project.

  6. TONY BAILEY on 24 June 2021 at 11:05 am

    Hi. Paul. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Beautiful.

  7. Julio Machado on 30 June 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Estou gostando, parabens

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