Go shopping for:
2.5' x 2.5' of 1/4" plywood
2' of 2" x 2" wood beam
1/3' of 1" thick wood dowel
4' of 1/4" thick metal rod
1' of 1" diameter 1/8" thick metal tube (hollow)
4 x 1/4" nuts, bolts and washers
2 x 1" pipe clamps
Nail clippers x 2
Magnifying mirror of your choice
2Cut the base wooden faces
Cut four 1' x 1' peices out of the plywood, probably use a table saw.
3Cut the base sides
(Clamp the two sides together to do both at once for the next few instructions)
Cut 45 degree angles at 3.5" the edge on two of the wood squares.
4Drill nail clipper mount bolt holes and slots
Drill a 1/4" hole on the each side face at about the height and depth of where the angle cut begins/ends.
Drill two more holes per side face of wood that are 4" from the first holes. The first hole is directly above the lower hole, the second is 45 degrees forward.
5Drill a hole for the mirror
This step is up to you and your mirror that you bought. It probably has a metal rod that you can use to attach to your base. Drill a hole that fits the rot and lets you position the mirror how you would like.
6Jigsaw the slots
Use a hand jigsaw to cut a slot from the two upper holes on the side faces. This lets your nail clipper holder rotate about the lower hole and lets you position how forward or backward the clippers are.
7Cut slots into the top piece
Use a drill to put holes 1/2" inwards from the corners of the top piece. Use a jigsaw to connect the bottom and top hole on each side. Then, use the jigsaw to cut a rectangle that is 2.5" wide towards the middle of the top piece. This gives space for the nail clippers to fit into when they're lowered to the box.
8Cut the wood beam
Cut the wood beam in half.
9Cut and drill the metal rod.
Cut the metal rod in half.
Drill a 1/4" hole 0.5" from the end on both, and then 4" from the first hole. These holes should align with the holes you drilled on you wood base sides.
10Cut then drill then cut the metal tube.
Cut the tubes in half. Drill 1/2" hole about 1" from the end that just fits the thickness of the metal rod. Use a rotatory cutter or mill to cut a slot (about 1/8") down the length of the tubes. This lets the tube close on itself as it's clamped. To hold the nail clippers.