Magic Mirror Mark VI - Enter the CNC
I made another mirror as a gift to my good friends, the Holmes family. This one was inspired by a scare Dad had with his eldest daughter when she decided to skip the school bus home and go to her friend’s house without informing Mom & Dad. He liked the idea of the Weasley Clock module (updates coming soon!) and so I made him a mirror to show the module.
I did a couple new things this time around. I removed the metal box on the back of the monitor in order to save depth. Good idea, but it didn’t leave enough depth for the power plug & switch. So I didn’t save anything.
I put the top & bottom of the facing frame on the CNC and carved out a personal message for his family.
This part took forever. I needed a mask to allow me to put paint inside the carved words, but nothing on the CNC would work. The painter’s tape would get ripped up and wrap around the bit. I tried a drag knife and it ended up pulling the tape up rather than cut properly. I ended up cutting the stencil out with my laser cutter. This involved a lot of fiddly bits to get the size & alignment correct. Not going to do this again.
I put a pattern on the side pieces and ended up skipping the paint. They were dark enough for my purposes.
Put the frame pieces together and coat it with shellac to protect it. There are some routed edges that were thrown on at the last minute.
Hrm. Images are sometimes uploading and sometimes not. Anyhow, I’ll keep trying.
A picture of the finished product:
And a there is a time lapse video I made of carving out the top & bottom pieces.
@bhepler Wow. I am properly impressed. Very nice! How do I place my order?