Drilling holes in glass
In the ideal world, drilling holes in glass
would be as simple as drilling in wood. Unfortunately, drilling in
glass generates heat that must be dissipated by the use of water or
a similar coolant. If the heat is permitted to build up, the glass
will overheat and crack or shatter.
Because of this difficulty, a number of different drilling
techniques have been developed to cope with the dynamics of drilling
glass. Some of the most common methods are:
In addition to keeping the glass cool while
drilling, all of these methods require that drilling take place
slowly and usually after all fusing and slumping is complete.
Future tips will discuss each
of these three drilling methods in detail. Click the links
above to go the tips that have been written.
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