drilling into glass


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Old 09-01-05, 02:22 PM
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drilling into glass

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i wasnt sure where to post this, but i was wondering if it is possible to drill a small hole into a glass bottle without it breaking.
 
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It is possible to drill a hole in glass. They make a bit for this. It looks like a masonary bit (drill with an insert at the end). You should use putty to form a dam around where you want to drill and fill it with rubbing alcohol and a little salt. This cools the bit and adds an abrasive. There is always the chance that you will hit a void in the glass and it will break or shatter. Wear eye and body protection while doing this. Good luck.
 
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Old 09-05-05, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by majakdragon
It is possible to drill a hole in glass. They make a bit for this. It looks like a masonary bit (drill with an insert at the end). You should use putty to form a dam around where you want to drill and fill it with rubbing alcohol and a little salt. This cools the bit and adds an abrasive. There is always the chance that you will hit a void in the glass and it will break or shatter. Wear eye and body protection while doing this. Good luck.

They also make glass blowing torches which will heat the glass back up to melting temp and allow you to reshape it.
 
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Old 09-20-05, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by majakdragon
It is possible to drill a hole in glass. They make a bit for this. It looks like a masonary bit (drill with an insert at the end). You should use putty to form a dam around where you want to drill and fill it with rubbing alcohol and a little salt. This cools the bit and adds an abrasive. There is always the chance that you will hit a void in the glass and it will break or shatter. Wear eye and body protection while doing this. Good luck.
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