A big hello to Helmut who asked me how I cut the tiny circles from a china plate.
There’s two ways really.
- Some people use a drill with a Diamond Hole Saw Bitand a Diamond Coated Circular Drill Bit. I have bought the drill bits but haven’t used them yet. I am concerned that the china glaze may chip but have yet to experiment.
- The method I use is to first cut out circles from masking tape. I place a circle on the area I wish to isolate. I use a Tile Nipper to break the plate. The first breaks are a little unpredictable but with care and patience you can get very close to the final cirular shape. Next, the edges need to be smoothed. For this I use a Dremel Multitool with a Diamond Cutting Disc.
That’s about it. I hope it helps.