480 Samantha’s mirror frame Q&A

March 11, 2012

After the last episode of Samantha’s mirror frame project many of you wrote me to ask how I installed the mirror in the frame. It was a SLIGHT oversight on my part not to cover the topic, so I’m coming back with a third episode to remedy that mistake.

While we’re talking about how I did it, I’ll share with you some other potential options for taking care of the same task. My own technique was a little unconventional, so it’s important to see a few that are more traditional.

Once we’ve covered the topic of installing the mirror in the frame, I wanted to address a couple more questions that came in regarding the construction process. A few of you wondered about options for cutting the rabbets using other techniques than the single blade method and a couple of you wanted to know about another way to create the stopped chamfers.

Hopefully we’ll answer your questions and concerns in today’s show.

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  1. John Verreault says:

    Hey Matt
    Thank you for addressing all those safety issues. The alternative techniques and methods really are a great thing to point out.
    One thought on using the fender washers as mirror hold-downs, I would suggest (in addition to the felt you mentioned) perhaps small plastic or rubber washers, the same thickness as the mirror, be used as spacers under the washers to help prevent accidental over tightening of the screws from causing a project disaster.
    As usual, a fabulous episode. Keep them coming.

    Cheers from the “Wet” Coast

    • Matt says:

      The plastic washers/spacers is a great idea. I could easily see myself over tightening them, without even thinking about it.

      Thanks John!

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