how do i add drainage holes?

beckersterFebruary 19, 2005

i find a lot of very cute pots out there and things that are not pots are cute as pots (teapots and cups, etc...) (those thrift stores are gold mines!) but not a lot of them have drainage holes. anybody have an idea on how to chip (or drill or whatever) holes in the bottom of these things? or do i have to buy a special ceramic drill or something?

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I've done it successfully with a ceramic drill bit on an electric drill. There's always a risk of breakage so I wouldn't do it on anything really valuable.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 9:52AM
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LeslieAnne_westTX(z6/7 TX)

As Gentian said, you need to use a ceramic bit... just go slowly, don't put too much pressure on the piece, & let the bit do most of the work...

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 8:44PM
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eviltwinjuli(z9 CA)

Be sure that you drill from the INSIDE out and that the outside bottom is well supported.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2005 at 4:37PM
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Is a masonary drill bit the same as a ceramic drill bit? Also what size bit would you use for a craft project such as a tea cup and saucer bird feeder on a rebar?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2005 at 8:12PM
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