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Chippendale Looking Glass

Materials: walnut, pine

Finish: garnet shellac

Construction Details

The subframe was made of quarter-sawn pine using half lap joints.

The walnut was resawn by hand from 4/4 and 8/4 stock.

I used a Stanley #66 hand beader and homemade scratch stock to profile the molding.

Assembled subframe and scrollwork cut from book-matched stock.

Molding is mitered and attached using hot hide glue.

Gluing up scrollwork using large rubber bands for clamps.

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