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bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:hey guys.
i bought some kevlar from tepooka toys at PLAY, and i want to make cathedral wicks, i already folded them, but when i tried to drill through them the drill started pulling the fibers, so i stopped.
so, can i drill through the kevlar? if not how do i make a hole for the eyebolt

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:No, don't drill it, that could be rather dangerous.

I find the best approach is to take a large nail and hammer it through to make the hole. Then you can thread a bolt through the path the nail made.

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Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:You can also use a screw and a screwdriver to ram it through the kevlar...



Member Since: 19th Jun 2005
Total posts: 53
Posted:Yea, I just apply preasure and screw it through the kevlar. It keeps the wick bound together and prevents slipping. Kevlar is just cloth so if you apply preasure to it as you screw your bolt through it, the cloth will seperate and make room for the threading of the bolt and be guided through the wicking.