Use a regular drill bit to drill through the following materials:
- wood, including salvaged wood, reclaimed wood, and driftwood
- books and game boards
- some seashells (other seashells are too hard to use with a regular drill bit–test one to see)
- most types of plastic, including fused plastics and plastic toys and game pieces
- thin metals, including aluminum cans and bottle caps
- vinyl, such as record albums
It requires no extra effort to use a regular drill bit with a Dremel–drill just the way that you would with a typical power drill. You can alter the speed at which the drill bit rotates, however; some harder objects, such as bottle caps, will require a very fast speed of rotation to drill through, while the softer materials, such as paper and wood, will begin to burn if you make the speed of rotation too high, and the plastic will begin to melt.
Use a glass drilling bit to cut through the following materials:
- glass, including wine bottles, Mason jars, microscope slides, window glass, and sea glass
- ceramics, such as pottery and plates
So now that I’ve exposed how I spent my weekend thinking up weird things to drill through, it’s confession time for YOU–what’s the weirdest object that you’ve ever drilled through for a project?