For a long time, I’ve wanted to make a mirror with a clock. But, drilling a hole in a mirror is beyond my capabilities, and available equipment.
Yesterday, my wife and I were on our way to a nearby restaurant when she noticed a large mirror that someone had left in a junk pile near the street. It was quite large, and in good condition, so we laid it on the trunk of my Miata and slowly drove back home. And, it already had holes in it for some decorative purpose. They weren’t quite large enough for the clock stem, but I was eventually able to file it just enough to make it work.
The mirror had been sold in 1952 for less than $30!