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Good drill bit for drilling into small pieces of sea glass?

by Michael
(Maui)

I need to drill medium to small pieces of sea glass and don't know what drill or bits it is best to use.

Can someone help?

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Jan 26, 2014
Drill small sea glass
by: Debbie

I am trying to drill a hole in a small piece of sea glass using a 3/32 diamond bit in a Dremmel. It doesn't seem to be going thru.

What am I doing wrong ?

debz

Apr 02, 2013
bits too small for drill
by: Anonymous

You can buy different sized collets for the drill at most hardware stores.

May 17, 2011
Drilling with a small bit
by: John

You can make a thicker drill shank by neatly wrapping a coil of thin copper wire around the smooth part of the drill bit. The coil should be long enough to fit well into the collet or chuck and then the bit should stay reasonably centered.

However, precision drilling with a high pressure water jet is worth investigating. There are specialist water jet cutting and profiling companies who might do a small batch for you, if they can grip the small pieces without a lot of tricky setting up.

Nov 21, 2010
Need diamond drill bits and small cullet
by: Kaitlin

Hi-

For drilling sea glass, especially small pieces, you need to use...

(Go to How to Drill Holes in Glass for complete comments)

Nov 21, 2010
Drill Bits for sea glass
by: Linda

I buy my drill bits from By the Bay Treasures--I had tried so many until I found them --theres are very good--also on the very small bits get a chuck( spelling ? )...They may even sell them or go to your hardware store...
Good Luck
Restless Spirit
Linda

Nov 20, 2010
drill bits for sea glass
by: craig

You can find small drill bits for making holes in glass on ebay .

The problem is there so small thet dont fit in my drill press.

If anyone has a solution to this issue let me know.

Thanks

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