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How to drill holes in a glass bottle

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Project by Jack Houweling posted 10-26-2015 02:02 AM 2506 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drilling in glass is a new one for me so I will show you what I did.

I used a Starrett diamond hole saw in my drill press, and built a very
simple jig to drill the holes. Two holes were drilled and I found the whole
procedure simple to do.

Check out the step by step video on how I did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJLQr-uxsoQ

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net





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Druid

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#1 posted 10-26-2015 04:36 AM

Nice and simple jig, but it looks effective and adaptable to almost any style of bottle.
The only negative is that you lose your deposit on the coke bottle, but it’s worth it.
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jack Houweling

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#2 posted 10-26-2015 05:03 AM



Nice and simple jig, but it looks effective and adaptable to almost any style of bottle.
The only negative is that you lose your deposit on the coke bottle, but it s worth it.
Well done.

- Druid


Thanks John, the jig was very simple to make and could be made to fit any size bottle.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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mahdee

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#3 posted 10-26-2015 10:38 AM

Cool. I wonder if it works on regular 1/4” glass.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#4 posted 10-26-2015 09:09 PM

I like it. Thanks for the tip and the Drill bit type.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 10-26-2015 10:59 PM

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#6 posted 10-26-2015 11:38 PM

Ok I’ll bite ,why drill a hole in a bottle? BTW ,I was watching some of you u-tube stuff. good job.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#7 posted 10-27-2015 12:00 AM

Pretty cool—thanks for the info!

-- Dean

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Jack Houweling

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#8 posted 10-27-2015 03:12 AM



Cool. I wonder if it works on regular 1/4” glass.

- mahdee

That is a good suggestion, I will try it.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Jack Houweling

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#9 posted 10-27-2015 03:13 AM



Ok I ll bite ,why drill a hole in a bottle? BTW ,I was watching some of you u-tube stuff. good job.

- oltexasboy1

I show what I make in my next video.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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#10 posted 10-27-2015 03:23 AM

Pretty sure you can drill any non tempered glass.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 06:34 AM

:):):)

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