Because it sounds so much cooler than "not being wasteful".
So remember this?
of course you do- (assuming that you have a better memory than a goldfish)
and if not, you can scroll down to my last post.
so I took those (ends of glass rods, bead that cracked or just looked down right stupid)
and made it into this:
First, I tried to do it the quick and dirty way with
placed glass on news print (I know this is blue glass, but I didn't take pis of the green during all this)
and smashed away
This was quite unsuccessful and more glass went flying about than was getting smashed.
So then I made a simple ball mill largely based off of these instructions on instructables ( I love this site)
On a rinsed out maple-syrup container made of heavy-duty plastic, I marked and cut a hole in the bottom.
Then I placed a screw through the hole and tightened it on with a nut
Then I covered the end of the screw with epoxy and stuck it in where the drill-bit goes and added more epoxy.
Waited for it to dry.....
And put in about 40 nuts (these are substituting the 'balls' in the ball mill)
added my glass and held the trigger till the battery died.
My glass came out nicely crushed
and then I added a little this
and made this :)