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joby560
« on: October 29, 2009 08:25:35 PM »


Drilling the holes in these things is not so much fun.  Anyone know of a way to do it more easily than with a Dremel?  Does it work easier with a drill press? Faster?  Or does it always take so long?


I stood the glass slices on their side and tack fused them to a base.  This pendant has a lot of depth but the photograph doesn't show it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 08:43:20 PM »

A drill press with a diamond drill bit will do the trick. In fact, you can get an attachment piece that works with the Dremel to make it like a drill press and then you need a diamond drill bit and you are good to go. Here it is...Dremel work station http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=247825-353-5000220-01&lpage=none

I like your work by the way, great glass pieces.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009 08:58:03 PM »

They're so pretty. I bet drilling takes a lot of muscle power. I love the third one, something about the colors pulls me in.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009 08:58:39 PM »

Thank you Lique,
I have a diamond bit in the Dremel and do it by hand.  Does the drill press speed it up any?  Or is it right that it takes about 4 minutes or so to drill a hole?
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009 02:06:48 PM »

Hmmm, I think the drill bit would make it go faster but 4 minutes does seem like a long time.  I use to drill holes in glass blocks and I could do one in less than 4 minutes. People who use to do it with their drill press said it went super fast. I never got a drill press so I can't compare. I do have the Dremel work station although I haven't used it yet. Undecided  Do you spritz it with water while drilling? It needs to be lubricated while drilling and that does seem to help too.  I don't know if I've been helpful or not. lol  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009 10:20:11 PM »

Lique,
Yes, thank you.  You are helpful.  I need to try the drill press for the Dremel.  Maybe that will help?
I do put the pendant in a shallow dish with enough water to cover the pendant before drilling. That keeps the bit cool.
Maybe I am just impatient!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 11:47:49 AM »

Ya, having it in the water is just as good. When I was drilling the blocks they are so large that putting in water was hard so I spritzed it with water often.


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