Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked:
A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting):
- Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through.
- Don’t try to clamp it into the frame.
Then i built up a frame for the mirror and routed an inset in the back:
Carved the trim
And fitted the miror:
It looks pretty good. I’ve got a bit more trim to do, and next time I’d use a different mechanism for holding the mirror in-place as I still have to clean up some of the silicone beading on the frame, but…
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/