HERCULES POWER Mirror Project

April 7th, 2009 in member junk     
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I found this front grill frame off a 1947 Hercules Power engine in a bin at the junkyard (imagine that!) I must admit that the HERCULES POWER caught my eye first...  I immediately thought it just had to be repurposed into a frame for a mirror.
I took it to my welder pal, Chris and he spent some time cleaning it up, patching a couple tears on the side. He then fashioned some clamps to hold the mirror and a strong hook to hang it from.
 
Heres a shot of the right side.
And heres a shot of the left side. Chris had a bit of patchwork to do over here and did a great job not making patch look new.
Heres a detail shot of Chris fancy welding work. I just adore him because he never rolls his eyes at my ideas and always does such a beautiful job.
I finished it off with a couple rounds of Briwax and am so happy with it.
We actually found an old HERCULES POWER for MODERN FARM MACHINERY ad on eBay and learned that the hole on the bottom is for the crank.
I found this front grill frame off a 1947 Hercules Power engine in a bin at the junkyard (imagine that!) I must admit that the HERCULES POWER caught my eye first...  I immediately thought it just had to be repurposed into a frame for a mirror.

I found this front grill frame off a 1947 Hercules Power engine in a bin at the junkyard (imagine that!) I must admit that the HERCULES POWER caught my eye first...

I immediately thought it just had to be repurposed into a frame for a mirror.


Here's a neat little mirror project that gives a self-esteem boost every time you look into it.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, fun, frame, bedroom, entry, bathroom, green, mirror

Comments (23)

Sugey writes: That would be a great mirror to stand in front of to get ready to face your work day. Posted: 2:01 pm on May 2nd
junkermidge writes: SOOO AWESOME! Jenny you're my hero!
Midge Posted: 11:52 pm on April 16th
MimiToria writes: Great visionary you are Jenny. This is perfect as a mirror and I love it.
Gretchen Posted: 2:05 pm on April 13th
irishrovr writes:
This is the coolest thing I've seen for a long time! You have a good eye for a treasure!

Eileen

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:49 pm on April 11th
doggbo writes: I LOVE your mirror.We have a 1951 Chevy and lots of extra parts laying around.You have inspired me on how to use the parts for our 51 Chevy bathroom Thank you. Posted: 8:08 pm on April 10th
AtticusFinch writes: Oh fun, I can just see that in a little boys bathroom. Lucky you. Posted: 7:49 pm on April 9th
jillruth writes: fabulous. Posted: 12:09 pm on April 9th
StrangeCargo writes: Jenny, if there ever was a definition for "CLASSIC" junk, this is it! What a unique piece transformed into a useful thing of beauty.... and inspirational, too!
Thanks.

Ken Posted: 4:50 am on April 9th
georgiamoon writes: Jenny, I'm pretty sure that I say this every time you put up one of your new creations...but this one may be my favorite!!! What a GREAT great great piece of junk, leave to you to make the best use of it too. What a COOL piece to add to all the other cool things you have come up with. Love it, geo Posted: 6:21 pm on April 8th
oldnews writes: What a fabulous find, and a beautiful transformation! Posted: 12:06 am on April 8th
Chovey writes: Love it, love it, love it!!! Wow!
cynthia Posted: 9:04 pm on April 7th
bridiemurphy writes: Super duper cool! I never woulda thought...leave it to your creative, Herculean (I think that truly is a word) genius! Posted: 8:49 pm on April 7th
monakent writes: WONDERFUL!!!! What a great finished project. Thanks for sharing. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 6:18 pm on April 7th
JunkArchitect writes: Jenny,
You find the coolest stuff at your junkyard. This is the perfect use for the grille.

Jim
Posted: 5:22 pm on April 7th
writes: You guys are so good to me!! Thank you for the (always) amazing comments & feedback.

:-) JennyK Posted: 3:55 pm on April 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: My oh my, Jenny! Your Hercules mirror really makes a STRONG statement, now doesn't it? I absolutely love it!

Great job.
Candy Posted: 1:13 pm on April 7th
fellowjunker writes: Jenny,
I love this.............you find the most AMAZING things. I have never been to a junkyard, but it is now on my list of top 5 places I want to go!!!!
Beautiful job!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:25 pm on April 7th
CottageElements writes: Jenny, wowzers! What an awesome piece. Love, love, love the great patina, and the wording at the top is the icing on the cake. Cool!

Lani Posted: 10:56 am on April 7th
alicemom writes: Jenny,
This is so great! I love the whole put together pic's too. It looks fantastic above the "bell jar" and "dog"!
I also thinks it's great you knew what you wanted to do with it as soon as you saw it!
smiles,
alice
Posted: 10:27 am on April 7th
OldBarnRescue writes: I love this!!! Posted: 9:44 am on April 7th
catbishop writes: That's so great! I love it. Posted: 9:15 am on April 7th
shabbychick writes: Jenny - love it! That was the perfect repurpose for your junkyard find - and I truly believe you can never have too many mirrors!!! :)

How great to have a friend who is a welder - I need one of those too! (or learn how to weld...nah...!)

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:46 am on April 7th
whiteflower writes: I think this project is awesome. Love the fact that you knew exactly what to do with this when you first laid eyes on it. You were right - it is the perfect frame for a mirror. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Posted: 8:06 am on April 7th
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