Drilling Extra Drainage Holes in Pot

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I just received this awesome Thor Holvila bonsai pot in the mail, but it only has one tiny drainage hole. I don’t have pictures yet, but you can see the hole in the second to last picture here: http://thorholvila.tictail.com/product/palm-size-1708-13-xxx. It would offer barely any drainage and I couldn’t wire the tree into the pot. How and where on the pot do I drill extra holes for wiring and drainage, considering this is a small pot that is irregularly shaped? What drill bits should I use, what size drill bit, and what technque should I use to drill the holes?
 
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I'd say put soil in it and are how well it drains. If need be, use slow drill, a masonry bit and water. You could ask Thor why that size as well. If its too small maybe he'd like to know.
 

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Amen...if it is in the bottom of that egg....it should drain easy...

A twig pinned in against the sides can hold a tree in.

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Do you have pics from inside the pot? I think the hole is big enough, but pics are always better.
Thor grows bonsai himself too, so he definetely understands the importance of drainage. I wouldn't worry about that much, but you can always see how quick the water gets out without a plant and then decide if you think it's safe.

There's also a lot of wiredown tips on the internet, for one hole pots as well.
 

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I would NOT drill this pot. Its shape with the tall portion will complicate the process, not to mention the small size --which would lend itself more to breaking under pressure from the drill.

Although the drain hole is small, it is pretty well located. I would also see how it drains and plan accordingly.
 

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I wouldn't drill a hole in a Thor Holvila pot either :)
I have a 2016 skull, the hole is a bit bigger and it also has got 4 extra small holes for wire. Just saying ;)

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Use epoxy glue to attach wire inside the pot is one option.
Should I use regular epoxy glue or epoxy putty like is suggested for slab plantings? Also how do I remove the epoxy when repotting?
 

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