This past summer we decided to to work on some hand drilled tidbit plates for our Etsy shop. Cathy was visiting from Chicago and brought her drill and new drill bits.. This was a learning adventure for Mary, as she had not tried the drilling of the plates yet! Well, of course we decided to drill outside on the hottest possible day of the summer. But for us it is not really work, it's play. We work/play in just about all that we do together.
It really takes quite awhile to carefully drill holes in porcelain or depression glass plates. If you drill too fast you risk breakage. So it is a rather slow, long drawn out process using a hand held drill. So we take turns, cause you end up with hand cramps. After drilling several plates successfully, we decided to try something completely different. We had never tried a clear glass plate before.
For anyone else, this could have turned into a disaster. But for us it was another day of bonding, and laughing. Of course we learned a valuable lesson in plate drilling. Never ever add ice water to drill a plate LOL.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
What Could It Hurt! Adventures in Plate Drilling with The Twins