Hand Mirrors

I made these two walnut mirrors for my wife and daughter. I carved a simple flower into the back of my daughter’s mirror, so you can tell them apart.

These are in the February 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking.

I did things a little different than the article. Rather than cut a hole all the way through the piece, and then fit a circle back in, I used a router plane to inlay the mirror. I am not sure this agrees with the production focus of the article, but I think it gives it a nicer look.

They don’t mention where they purchased their mirrors. I like the ones from Lee Valley, but they don’t carry the 5″ size that matches the pattern. I used 4″ mirrors and adjusted the pattern to fit.

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