Also for metal drilling, you could use a drill press, flexible shaft or rotary hand tool fitted with spiral drill bits. Choose drill bits to accommodate the size hole you will need. Flat metal sheets would be the easiest to drill through but holes can still be made on components that are not flat. Use a center punch or nail head and hammer to dimple the metal in the very place you plan to drill so that the drill bit does not skip, but rather is directed right to the spot.
Note: Safety goggles are recommended when using motorized tools, it is also advisable to tie back long hair and secure any loose clothing.
Drill holes in stones are more complex to make. Some things you must consider:
- Sandra Lupo, Jewelry Designer and Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
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