Last week’s tool is a glass and tile cutter. The wheel part, which can be made of hardened steel or tungsten carbide, is used to score the piece of glass or tile to be cut. One should hold the metal rivet or push down on the upper metal part to apply more pressure if needed.
Once the glass or tile has been scored, the cutter is opened and the tile is placed in its mouth and aligned with the scored line.
Pressure is applied and the piece of glass or tile easily breaks into the shape that was scored.
This tool is super handy for all kinds of projects, one example is working with stained glass. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, of Falling Water fame, is also well known for his stained glass designs. The example below is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
MYSTERY TOOL #4
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