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Lou Hilario
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I am restoring my old sword box illusion ala Temple of Benares. The mirrors are attached with a 1/2" aluminum frame all around the edges.
Is there a way to get rid of the frame edges and attach the mirrors just to the wood itself?
I want it in such a way that just the mirrors are visible. Is this possible? Thanks!
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Bill Hegbli
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Switch to Plexi Mirror and glue the mirror to the solid back.
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Go to the hardware store and get a product called "Mirror Mastic" ... it's designed to attach mirrors to things. I first heard about it almost 20 years ago when the "Le Grands David" show used it in building their sword box. I've seen it at Home Depot.

Alternately, visit a glass shop. They'll certainly have many ideas for you, as they work with mirrors more often than illusionists!
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You can always use liquid nails and glue the mirrors to the wood! Crazy idea I'm sure.

Clayton Cavaness
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I agree; use liquid nails. And use a plexi mirror.

And take a black marker and go over the edges of the mirror. This will hide that sometimes visible line that might show up.
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