Starrett Micrometer Mirrors...What?

July 20th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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The mirrors are fastened to wooden blocks that are then glued to the interior of the boxes.
10 and 12 mirrors. One box is slightly larger than the other.
Starrett micrometer caliper boxes...nice patina.
The calipers were missing, which made the repurposing easier. Otherwise, I would have tried to incorporate them into the design.
The glassine envelope held the wrench for adjusting the calipers. Just in case you were curious. 
You never know when youre going to need a Table of Decimal Equivalents.
The mirrors are fastened to wooden blocks that are then glued to the interior of the boxes.

The mirrors are fastened to wooden blocks that are then glued to the interior of the boxes.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2015)

Two old boxes, with  great patinas were originally used for storing vintage micrometer calipers. Calipers are used for measuring the thickness of metal. With the addition of a couple of mirrors they have turned into a totally unexpected repurpose.  

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2015)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, glass, industrial, mirror, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (7)

MichL writes: Unique and beautiful! Posted: 6:11 am on July 21st
JunkArchitect writes: Thank you for taking the time to write such encouraging comments. I truly appreciate each one of them.


Posted: 4:18 am on July 21st
just_old_stuff writes: They're so unique and so you! I love the simplicity and industrial vibe. All your projects show an enormous amount of thought and attention to detail. It's obvious that design is your life and the reason you decided to become an architect. What intrigues me most are glimpses of your cozy. I've looked through your entire list of creations and a book should be your next endeavor. Posted: 5:15 pm on July 20th
Dinantiques writes: You already know I love everything you make and this is no exception. I would love to have them hanging side-by-side in my master bath. Will you part with them?! Posted: 4:55 pm on July 20th
G writes: Vintage wall art with a reflection on the past that shows a focus of the future.
The unexpected combination is spectacular. After each project you share, I wonder what's next. Hopefully we'll all find out soon..! Posted: 1:43 pm on July 20th
georgiamoon writes: Jimmy!

I love mirrors. The way that they reflect the rest of the room makes for some awesome photos! The boxes are fantastic and I would have never thought to add mirrors to them. But that is what you do...come up with things the rest of us don't even see. The are great additions to the mantle with the rectangular frames and the round clock ALL works!!!

Georgia Posted: 10:38 am on July 20th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
What a very neat display on the fireplace' looks great what you did with them boxes and how you connected them mirrors to it.I'm inpressed.Have a blessed Day.Robert. Posted: 9:15 am on July 20th
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