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Which tool to drill into jesmonite (very hard plaster)? Answered

Hello workshop friends,

I'm a novice maker and I would like to drill into jesmonite (very very hard plaster) to make candle holder (the hole has to be straight down).
Which tool should I buy for that?
A spade drill isn't good enough. Drill stand and the right drill bit or a proper drill machine?

Thanks for your help!
Lamie

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steveastrouk

2 years ago

Most plaster is quite brittle. Use a masonry drill, but make sure you get the powder from the hole pretty constantly, You won't want the powder to compress and push the piece apart.