Drill that rock!
November 29, 2006 11:46 AM Subscribe
How do I drill a hole through a rock? Details inside.
posted by Ynoxas to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total)
I'm looking for the right tool(s) and method for drilling holes in/through rocks. I'm not talking about the ground, or bedrock, or rock walls, or small pebbles to string on a neckace. I'm specifically talking large movable rocks, say 1 foot cubic.
I realize the type of rock could affect things, etc, but I assume I would need something like a drill press and then perhaps a method of cooling the drill bit, like water or antifreeze or similar. Are we talking masonry bits, or something much much different?
Basically, I would like to take a large rock, and drill a nice 1/2" hole right through it completely. Pointing me towards resources is perfectly acceptable, but most things I've found on my own have been of the "drill through bedrock to make a well" type things.