Asked on Sep 15, 2019

How can I cut/drill a hole through a plate to make it into a clock?



I have several old family plates (homer Laughlin) and wanted to make them into clocks as gifts for siblings.

4 answers
  • Emma
    on Sep 15, 2019

    I bought a glass drill bit from home depot. It's really easy. I have lots of glass plates turned "flowers" in my yard. Make sure to use water when drilling. My husband didnt and well I cleaned up a lot of glass.

  • Janice
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Hi Cherie, the key is the diamond bit available at any store like Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Here's an article to help you understand the process.

  • Jerry
    on Sep 19, 2019

    You can buy a set of different sized bits on eBay. Granted, they are from China, but I have drilled lots of holes in the bottom of cut wine bottles for planters. Just go slow and add water with a spray bottle all the time.

  • Homeroad
    on May 20, 2020

    You will need a drill bit for ceramics. I usually put an x of painter's tape down first to keep the drill from chipping the dish when drilling.

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