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holes in square square vases

updated thu 20 jun 02


Jim Kasper on wed 19 jun 02

Hi Joyce,
I have found that a Makita hand drill with a regular wood bit ( from a cheap drill index) is great for putting holes in leather hard clay. I have also done it much more carefully on bone dry using water to wet the spot I am drilling.

In soggy South Florida, where i have made a few thousand holes in my little fish whistles

> In the Mojave where I'm now making holes in the 58 square vases (started with 70 ..... some cracked, were poorly constructed, looked tacky etc). I'm using a clay hole punch, then pushing down excess clay and rough spots with a tool