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Here are two of my latest hand mirrors. The woven one is finished with lacquer. The Manta ray one is finished with walnut oil.
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Pretty cool John.
I like the basket weave. Nice job,
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These are very creative and unique...real works of art. I really like the design on the handle of the one with the weave. I am still learning the proper terminology...forgive me.

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Wow ... you really have a flair for design AND a talent for execution; beautiful work.

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Those are really awesome John. Gorgeous.

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Awesome job John.

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Oh my John, Those are gorgeous!! What kind of wood are these and can you say a little bit about the basket weave?

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Beautiful work John,beautiful work but, that is what we usually get from you. Mitch
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Thanks Mitch. I'm trying to take my mirrors to the next level. I hope to start on then next one or two in a week or so. I have to finish some cupcake boxes before I can play anymore.
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WOW! those are beautiful. Amazing designs. I like the Manta and the basket weave is very intriguing.

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These were both maple from the same piece of wood. It was bowl blank sized and already the same shape as the outside dimensions, kind of out of square but I liked that. I simply resawed the wood into 1" thickness. I got 3 blanks out of it.
This was the first time I've tried using green wood. I sealed the endgrain with wax and then microwaved one of them until it was dry. I rough turned the other one and then microwaved it because I wanted to see how much it moved and what the problems would be. Both worked well.
If I do basket weave again hopefully it won't be on maple. It really took patience to carve that with carving chisels. A softer wood would have gone much faster.
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