Here is another beginner question.
I have spent many a year walking the ocean beach and collecting the
glass on the beach. It is so beautiful how mother nature has “sand
blasted” and smoothed the glass. I have gotten pieces that are
rounded that were the tops of bottles, and one large piece that has
the Seagrams name raised on it. I’ve collected a lot of years, and I
have even gotten my husband to collect. I have decided that I want
to make some jewelry from this. It’s time I took it out of my jars
and started to show it off. I have many jars! It’s nice to walk the
beach, collect and then look up and see the porpoise playing. "My"
beach is in Delaware. Sorry for being liquid lips here.
I have cooper chain that I like and don’t want to glue an attachment
to hook the chain on it. I want to drill a hole that I can put a jump
ring through. My basic question is how do I drill the glass?
I used a drill bit that I purchased from Rio and didn’t seem to make
a dent. I used a Titanium bit that I bought from Home Depot and it
made a dent, but the going was slow. A small scratch for about a
minute of drilling.
I found the glass on the beach. The colors indicate to me it is from
bottles that people either accidentally or on purpose discarded,
brown, white, greenish. It is not bought glass.
When I drilled I had a pan full of water with a wood block in it.
I used a flexible shaft drill and the drill can go really slow or the
label says up to 16,000 rpm, but I also have a drill press from
Harbor Freight that goes fast and really fast.
What type of bit is good to drill through glass?
Where can I get the bits?
How long should it take to drill through a bottle thickness of glass?
What speed should I drill it at?
Any thoughts on how to stop the drill from “running around” the glass
and scratching it?
Anything info you can get me is great. I don’t want to damage any of
my collectibles! It took mother nature a long time to do what she
did to the glass, it probably took decades to get to the smoothness I
found on the pieces.
Thanks: Carol Manion