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mirror frames

Postby dansfoundry » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:35 pm

I recently acquired a large quantity of high quality laminated mirrors from surplus of a solar array that never happened. So I have been making a few frames. Here is one that I styled in the "pueblo deco" motif.
This was inspired by The Kimo theater in Albuquerque NM that I watched movies as a young fella. The colorful buffalo skull light sconces in the theater made quite an impression on me.

So this my interpretation of them. It was modeled in Aspire and cut out of 30 pound HDU and painted in acrylic by my patient and talented wife Cheryl . Without her all of my work would be be raw materials :>)

Thanks Dan
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Light sconce in the KIMO Albq. NM built around 1924
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Re: mirror frames

Postby T.R.MacMunn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Dan, that's just awesome work ......... from both of you. I love it.
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Re: mirror frames

Postby zeeway » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:29 pm

Weird and wonderful. Great work.

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Re: mirror frames

Postby dansfoundry » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:01 pm

T.R., Zeeway thanks for the comments. From you it is a real compliment as I have long admired your works too! Dan
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Re: mirror frames

Postby mikeacg » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:22 pm

Impressive Dan (and Cheryl, of course)! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: mirror frames

Postby rscrawford » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:13 pm

Very nice! I've been impressed with the work I've been seeing on this site lately. Very creative.
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Re: mirror frames

Postby galerdude » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:44 pm

Very well done! I like all of them!
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Re: mirror frames

Postby dansfoundry » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:11 am

From people that make things and understand the the process, trials and tribulations,--- Praise is sweet. Thanks all, Dan
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Re: mirror frames

Postby Xxray » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:37 am

Nice, keep in mind you can easily etch the mirrors as well with a diamond drag bit should the need arise ,,, When you got a stock of items never hurts to offer customization options.
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Re: mirror frames

Postby sailfl » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:53 am

Excellent. Please share the others as you build them.
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Re: mirror frames

Postby Ms Wolffie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:54 pm

I may be simple but I don't get the mirror part???
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Re: mirror frames

Postby dansfoundry » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:21 pm

MS Wolffie, sorry about the confusion, that is where the high quality of the actual mirror comes into play. What you see within the frame is the reflection of another nearby tree. Dan
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Re: mirror frames

Postby ChrisInEstes » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:47 pm

Ms Wolffie wrote:I may be simple but I don't get the mirror part???
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I was hoping somebody would bring that up... I totally missed that the inside of the frame was a reflection too.

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Re: mirror frames

Postby Xxray » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:40 pm

Reflection didn't fool me !
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Re: mirror frames

Postby dansfoundry » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:52 pm

I am going to have to start looking over my shoulder before I take another picture :>) Dan
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