Episodes 5 & 6: Triptych Dressing Mirror

S2 E5 Triptych Dressing Mirror

This Edwardian style dressing mirror is an excellent opportunity to learn some highly useful milling techniques at the router table. Episode 5 covers making the frames for the mirrors and how to order the shaped mirrors from a glass supplier. The mirror frames are profiled on the front face rather than the outer edges, requiring some new skills at the router table. Templates and hand tools see extensive use to create well-fitted miters that cannot be made using machines.

In Episode 6, the use of templates continues as the base of the mirror is built, particularly with assembling the drawers correctly. You will also learn how to adapt your lathe to a drum sander to shape the drawer fronts.

A big thanks to Infinity Tools for supplying the bits used in molding and shaping the frames! Our free downloadable plans include links to all the bits used.