Who needs an expensive machine for drilling holes in sea glass!
by Toshi Kanno
(El Granada CA)
Glass pieces with holes and the drill bit for glass and tile .
~ craft project submitted by Toshi Kanno
I wonder how many people bought those expensive drilling machines to make holes on the sea glasses. ~ craft project submitted by Toshi Kanno
I was ready to get one, too. But the one I wanted wasn't available at the store right away.
I was telling the sales person why I needed the machine.
Well, I didn't have to buy the machine after all!
He recommended the drill bit especially made for glass and tile. It wasn't really cheap but it's about tenth of the cost of the machine.
If you have an electric hand drill, just get the bit for glass and tile (don't buy the cheap one, they won't last). Now you are ready for the project !
It works fine and it's so easy, too. I didn't even bother to wet the glass to drill the hole (see important note below).
The key to drill the hole using this drill bit is that you drill almost to the other side and turn it over and drill from the other side.
This way, you don't have to worry about chipping the edge of the hole. Works every time.
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