So I bought a nifty little tool last week that I just love! I think it's changed my life! It cuts glass into circles! WHOA!! I didn't even know there was such a thing. But....there is, I have one, and I'm having fun!
It enabled me to put to use a piece I bought awhile back at an online auction. Minimum bid is $5.00 (a pretty major investment for a Dutch girl like me), but I liked that it's so industrial, yet had great details, a hint of red, and was round -- I knew instantly what I would do with it. So I bid, and at the end of the day is was still mine. YIPPEE!
It's actually a clamp for piping of some sort. And pretty substantial pipes at that -- can you read that #?....6"....That's a pretty big pipe.
And it's designed to open up and then clamp down -- perfect for what I had in mind!
So I used a cardboard template to make sure to get just the right size I wanted for a circle. Then I went ahead and used my handy dandy new tool to cut a circle from a mirror.
In case later someone might unclamp it, I didn't want it entirely glued, so I set the mirror in the bottom half into some epoxy....
then closed the top half and clamped down the handle....
I hope I've given you something to reflect on. Junking isn't all just pipe dreaming you know.