purple heart mirror - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 05-08-2008, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
purple heart mirror

Here is one of my latest hand mirrors. It is purple heart with a yellow heart ring inserted into it. When you glue the ring in I have a problem with the hydraulic pressure from the glue spitting the ring back out so I drill a bunch of holes in the body to give the glue somewhere to go. The mirror glass on the other side will cover up these holes. Before I started doing this I actually broke a ring trying to hold it down with clamps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	purple-and-yellow-heart-mirror.jpg
Views:	322
Size:	13.2 KB
ID:	3382  

john lucas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 05-09-2008, 09:37 AM
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,535
View frankp's Photo Album My Photos
Very nice piece. I love working with purpleheart. It has such an amazing color, though it looks like you may have finished it before allowing some of the more obvious purple to return. I've found if I let mine sit in the air for a bit the reddish brown turns back to the drastic purple a bit. Either way, I like the color, but letting some expose to purple again gives a bit of color variation that can be quite nice.
frankp is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-09-2008, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
Frank I find that it gets more purple as it ages even after it's finished. I did leave it in the sun for a day before finishing and it changed a lot.
john lucas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 05-09-2008, 02:49 PM
Senior Member
 
mdlbldrmatt135's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Olean, Ny
Posts: 802
View mdlbldrmatt135's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via MSN to mdlbldrmatt135 Send a message via Yahoo to mdlbldrmatt135 Send a message via Skype™ to mdlbldrmatt135
Paduk seems to do the same as the Purpleheart............ Stunning piece!!!
mdlbldrmatt135 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-11-2008, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
Padauk goes from an almost orange color to deep burgundy in about a year or two. I love the look but the wood dust stains me and everything in the shop. I also feel like I have to let them sit until they have changed color considerably so the customer won't be dissatisfied.
The same is true with Osage Orange. Items sell in a heartbeat when they are bright yellow but I know it will turn tannish yellow very quickly so I don't sell things until some of the bright color is gone. I have a friend who makes high end rocking horses and he won't even make one out of Osage because of the color change.
john lucas is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purple Martin Houses jmarkt Design & Plans 4 09-02-2009 06:27 AM
Mirror frame daryl in nanoose Project Showcase 9 04-30-2008 10:59 PM
spinning star and heart Jonathan Design & Plans 0 10-29-2007 04:54 AM
Oval Mirror dc123 Project Showcase 4 01-22-2007 09:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome