TIP: Because the MDF board is very thin and fine, its likely that the edges or tips will break while your working on the frame. I advise you to paint the tips with PVA diluted with a little water. This will strengthen up the corners and they wont break off or damage as quickly..! Seriously it will help you.
Carving on the way..!
Working on sculpturing this wonderful mirror - in the making folks..!
The MDF board with the design on has to be cut out. To help me, I drill holes in the board at key locations, this helps me put in the jig saw blade. Therefore I divide the cutting Places into smaller areas - breaks it down and is easier. See the many drill holes...
Just a simple jig saw and extra fine blade is required to make and cut out these rather delicate curvy lines.
A close up on the sawing - yes just a simple jig saw and fine blade - you too can create something as ornate as this...!
The many holes have been drilled - ready now to start sawing with the jig saw...
Lots of work in sawing and quite a bit of waste material sadly. But once this baby is carved, sculptured, sanded and made perfect, I won't have to make any more by hand, as I'm making a mould of the finished mirror frame too...
Now I have overlaid the mould on top, not yet glued on, just placing them there to see what the next step is, where to carve, what to machine or what part to work and develop next.
This is the mirror now, unfinished but ready for the next phase of work. If it look's good now, just imagine on how good its going to look when it is perfected and complete. The new collection is about to arise...