Handcrafting a Walnut Hand Mirror – Part II


making a wood hand mirror

After hand sanding to 600 grit, the mirror is ready for applying the finish. After wiping down using a tack cloth to remove all the sanding dust I applied the first coat of Master Gel Finish. Between each coat I will sand again using the 1200 grit, wiping each time with the tack cloth to remove any dust. This will give the walnut a smooth, soft, glossy finish.


The above picture has 1 coat and it has started building the glossy finish I am wanting. I am thinking it will take 6 or 7 coats.


After 6 coats, sanding between each coat, removing the dust using a tack cloth and applying another coat I am now ready to mount the mirror.


Adding the mirror really looks good!


The backside is beautiful! This Walnut is showing its colors, both light and dark!

Over all dimensions are 5/8 inch thick, 13 inches long and 6 inches wide. The mirror is 5 inches in diameter.

I added the hand mirror to my site today to see if they will sell. I am asking $35 each, click this link to see more pictures, Wooden Hand Mirror 


If you missed Part I, click this link: Handcrafting a Wooden Hand Mirror





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