most common way 2 secure dishes together, electric drill, w drill bit made 4 glass. used a drill press for th small pieces, then a hand drill 4 th dinner plates n larger bowls. finished with a Dremel tool n a flare grinding stone. It takes a bit of time n patience, but is most secure way 2 hold th pieces together. then put it together w nylon bolts n washer 2 cushion btwn pieces n used nylon wing bolts 2 fasten on a piece of conduit but not too tight. added a red gem to cover th bolt head.