Sunday, February 28, 2010

handmade hand drill

I needed a hand drill and the closest craft supply store is almost an hour away (one way) and in another state. So I made one.


I took a drill bit in the size that I needed. Using a dremel with a diamond bit I ground down the shank on two sides just until it was flattened a little. Then I made a handle with scrap polymer clay. After baking I pulled out the drill bit and glued it back in permanently with Loctite glue.
It works perfectly.


  1. That is an awesome idea.

    I just took another metal/wire class, and I am dreaming of a dremel tool

  2. Creativity comes in handy all the time, doesn't it? I'll have to remember this one- great idea!

  3. Thanks everyone!
    If I had not forgotten to make those holes in the clay before baking it the hand drill would not have been needed. *blush*


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