Containers forum: Question on drilling Ceramic vessels

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Apr 14, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I am going to try to drill some with a diamond hole bit most likely the Dewalts or maybe the Bosch. No problems with the actual drilling I was just wondering if you drill one one or multiples holes.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 14, 2017 7:27 PM CST

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Hi Ed. It depends on the size of the container, and the size of the hole/holes you drill.
I prefer to drill just one hole.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Apr 14, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Lynn,I was thinking 3 holes but yes maybe one good size one would work. I guess I should experiment on a few old bowl & see what works.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 14, 2017 7:56 PM CST

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You can use a piece of screen or landscape fabric over the hole. Let me know how it does for you.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Apr 18, 2017 3:32 PM CST
Lynn, the hole saw worked well I got a 3/8" and a 5/8 bit". After I made a few test holes on a old bowl I drilled this cup I want to use its a good size about 4" so I used the 5/8" . I have a drill press which makes drilling a little easier.


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Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Apr 18, 2017 4:49 PM CST

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Great job Ed. Bet that drill press was a huge help.

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