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Drilling Holes in Glass with Glass Drill
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How to Drill Glass with Glass Drill Bits
Have you wondered whether you have the ability to drill holes in sea glass without seriously injuring yourself or others? Have you visualized glass shards all over the floor and yourself reduced to tears? Don't give up before you try it! You CAN learn how to drill glass. From what we have read and reviewed from you, our readers, learning how to drill sea glass was not that hard.
Many had questions about what
types of drill and bits to use.
They all found that drilling sea glass does not
require a "Glass Drillers Degree" or any special arts/crafts genius in
order to produce great results.
You'll find the following questions, tips, and comments invaluable:
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needs an expensive machine for
drilling holes in sea glass!
How to Drill Glass
Drill Bit for Drilling Holes in Glass
by Toshi Kanno
(El Granada CA)
holes and the drill bit for glass and tile .
In her original post, Toshi talks ahout looking for a drill and bit.
She ends up happy with a regular electric handheld drill and a bit for
tile and glass from the hardware store.
For her full comment, see
How to Drill Glass - Comments
Who needs an expensive machine for drilling holes in sea
here to add your own comments on how to drill glass.
Toshi, thank you for the tips on saving money on
As you state, a regular electric handheld drill will work for
With one of those electric drills you already have or can pick up at a
garage sale plus a diamond-tipped glass drill bit, you're set to go..
to Drill Glass with Glass Drill Bit
drill with glass drill bit. Water covers glass.
Most artists end up using a smaller, lightweight drill, usually a
Dremel brand drill or a similar one as seen in the photo.
This is because it is much lighter and easier to hold than a household
drill, so over time, you avoid wrist fatigue.
You also don't need high speeds for drilling glass. A lower speed is
have dual or variable speeds.
CAUTION: Always drill with the glass completely submerged in water.
The glass dust from the drilling process is very bad for you to breathe
in, so the water keeps it from floating around in the air.
The water also helps keep the drill bit cool.
(assistant editor and
sea glass - how long?
Good drill bit for drilling into small pieces of sea glass?
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?
How to Drill Glass Closeup of hole and wire Drilled Sea Glass Mobile
(Hobe Sound, Florida)
Drilling Sea Glass
Drilled with Glass Drill Bit
Sea glass mobile
Diane's drilled sea glass mobile got quite a few people excited about how to drill glass themselves. Her original post is found at
Sea Glass Mobile.
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