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Drilling into resin
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Ohio, United States
Member Since: February 15, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 03:39 AM UTC
Hello everyone,
Just wanted to ask a quick question. What is the best method for drilling into a curved resin surface. By curved I mean it is a resin curved hull, it is solid so drilling from a flat side is out. What is the best drill bit to use? I am afraid of cracking the resin and ruining the hull. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best Wishes,

P.S. I will have to do this by hand. I do not have a drill press but do have a cordless drill.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 03:55 AM UTC
how big is the hole? I'd start with a small bit in a pin vise and gradually increase the size of bit so
you cause less damage if something goes wrong intially and you are gouging out less material in one
go. If the material is hard and curved keep the drill bit short too avoid flex with the smaller bit sizes.