Drop pot

When making a drop pot out of a clay flower pot how do you drill the extra holes, I tried a drill press with two different drill bits drilling from the bottom with a block of wood inside and dulled the brand new drillbits barely a dent in the pot?

Drilling a drop pot or pot melt from a clay flower pot.

There are drill bits specifically designed for masonry or ceramic tile.  The latter are your best bet but the masonry bits have worked for me as well.  Read whatever instructions come with the bit or go to the manufacturers website and follow the specific directions you find there. The use of a drill press is a good idea for safety and steadiness.  Use minimal pressure and take your time. Don't forget eye protection as the density of the flower pots and presence of firing flaws in the pot make results inconsistent and pots shatter prone.

Hope this helps.

David M. Kirchoff

Davids Designs

Yonkers, NY

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