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Topic: Craftster-inspired "Pop" Art Mirror  (Read 81591 times)
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zimfreak
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2007 08:49:11 PM »

Wow!  That looks like it was really hard to make.  It turned out amazing!
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colarific
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2007 08:56:10 PM »

This project is awesome.

Did the can "tiles" warp when you were hammering them?

How long did it take you to make this!

You did a great job and should be really proud.

Thanks again, to everyone!
No, the can tiles did not warp, they stayed nice and flat. It took us about 2 weeks from start to finish. That included making the frame too. I was cutting the cans over that entire time period, a few here and there. The actual process of putting the tiles down only took one afternoon, about 4 hours, I'd say.
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psychodrea
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2007 11:08:47 AM »

We needed to find a way to recess the mirror into the back of the frame (you could use a router, I think), but he used a dado on a table saw (his words, not mine), to create the indentation on the back for the mirror to sit in.

Dado is one of the more technical saw cutting terms... it's even in woodworking magazines! I suppose it's the woodworkers 'phat' or 'leet' kinda word Tongue

I love your mirror, it's awesome!
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iloveoctopus
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2007 07:57:04 PM »

wow that is sooo cool, it would even make a cool picture frame
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emortis13
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2007 08:29:22 PM »

when i opened your picture i siad outloud "holy crap". it is very very awsome! You could make them and sell them on ebay. People would by it. I would.
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peardream
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2007 07:39:34 AM »

I just have to ask...did you wear gloves when cutting the cans?  If not, any injuries?

When the can tiles are laid, are there any sharp edges exposed or do they just butt up next to each other level?

It looks so flush that I would almost think that you folded under the edges on the tiles.

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2007 10:28:41 AM »

i don't like soda either but i love this!!
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colarific
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2007 01:33:40 AM »

I just have to ask...did you wear gloves when cutting the cans?  If not, any injuries?

When the can tiles are laid, are there any sharp edges exposed or do they just butt up next to each other level?

It looks so flush that I would almost think that you folded under the edges on the tiles.


No, actually. I didn't wear gloves, and I kept swearing that I was going to be torn to pieces by the time I finished this project, but amazingly, I never cut myself once! The edges are exposed, but they are so very close to each other (within 1/16") that it's not an issue.

when i opened your picture i siad outloud "holy crap". it is very very awsome! You could make them and sell them on ebay. People would by it. I would.
Y'know, so many people have said this to me, and I have thought about making them to sell, but I would be worried about possible trademark infringement. I know a lot of people have run into that with these sort of projects, especially with Coca-Cola.

Thanks again for the compliments!
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cyndal795
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2007 12:20:32 PM »

That is so cool. How did you attached the cans? with nails?
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colarific
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2007 08:29:28 PM »

That is so cool. How did you attached the cans? with nails?

Yes, with tiny 1/4" carpet tacks, but I first secured them down with a bit of contact adhesive.
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