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    holes in glass

    I'm getting ready to go out in the work shop and try my hand at drilling a couple holes in my terrarium , I'll post a pic or two when i finish
    I need a place to run the misting tubing through .
    Wish me luck LOL

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    good luck. remember to drill straight in

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    im gona try my drill press, hopefully that will do the trick its just going to be tricky to get it positioned and braced .

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    I cracked 3 tanks in 10 minutes just trying to wash them in the tub. So good luck with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    I cracked 3 tanks in 10 minutes just trying to wash them in the tub. So good luck with that one.
    Lol MM, dont scrub so hard then hahaha
    i broke a tank by trying to tip it upside down and gently knock the old sand out (it was an aquarium) and yeah...hand straight through the bottom. ahahha

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    The trick to drilling glass is to

    (a) using a diamond bit
    (b) go slow as you drill
    (c) keep the drill bit wet and cool, drilling wet or under water whenever possible
    (d) use a very light touch; do not be impatient and put pressure on the bit

    Going too fast can cause either the bit to degrade or the glass to crack. Drilling glass is easy but you need to be patient and let the drill bit do its work.
    "The grass withers, the flower fades. But the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    Lol MM, dont scrub so hard then hahaha
    i broke a tank by trying to tip it upside down and gently knock the old sand out (it was an aquarium) and yeah...hand straight through the bottom. ahahha
    I was tryinging to get the aquariums under the faucet and everytime I did I would bump them against the tub. And of course, big crack in the tank.

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    holes yes yes yes, the set up was a little tedious but the finish is very OK LOL,
    the inside (drilled from out to in the tank) did chip a little but hardly noticeable from out side the tank. and the tubing will also be through these holes so im very happy , its hard to tell when your about to go through the galss if you could tell that , you could probably ease up even more ,and get a better inside finish.
    its back in the house and not broken yet , knock wood i've still got to get it back into place. and get the misting system installed.
    dont forget you can click on the pics for larger view , and again for a real close up.

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