The reasons someone might want to build a hand drill are:
- Cannot afford a cordless or corded drill, but still need to drill holes and build things.
- Need to drill quietly because of roommates, sleeping spouse, etc.
- Necessary to have lightweight, portable drilling capability.
- Need to hold the wood while you use a hand drill. Traditional hand-cranked drills require 2 hands to use.
- No access to electricity, ie: an emergency situation or out in the field, but still need to drill
- Environmentally conscious; uses no electricity
- Wood spoons are available inexpensively at many 99 Cent stores usually 3 for $1
- In the event of an emergency (ie: financial, flood, fire), a wood spoon is often available
- Round portion of the spoon makes it easy to hold and rotate in your hand
- This one is a slightly downgraded version of my first hand drill:
- And a modification of my hand drill made from a screwdriver:
- Wood spoon (you can buy 3 for $1 at a 99 Cent Store)
- Ryobi Speedload Titanium 1/8 in drill bit; Home Depot SKU: 773939
- Duct tape
- Cable ties (can buy at Home Depot or 99 cent store)
- Rubber bands
Step 1: Tape drill bit to wood spoon handle
- Use the duct tape to tape the drill bit to the handle of the wood spoon
- Make sure that the bit is straight
Step 2: Secure drill bit with cable ties
- Use the cable ties to secure the drill bit to the handle
- Use the wire cutter to cut the cable ties down to a small size
Step 3: Use the rubber bands to reinforce the cable ties
- Wrap the rubber bands around the end of the drill bit
- Be sure the rubber bands stay in between the cable ties so that they don't get cut on the ends