Carving The Palm Mirror

with Harry W. Smith

The Palm Mirror is hand carved from several pieces of boxwood dovetailed together to keep the grain of the wood going in the proper direction. Boxwood was chosen for its hardness and tight uniform grain.  The only disadvantage to such a hard, dense wood is it quickly dulls the tools. These images describe the steps in creating the mirror. These are the same steps used for any of Harry’s pieces whether they are created in wood or metal.

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