Introduction: How to Drill a Mess Free Hole With Only a Post-it Note

Step 1: Materials

Drill
Post-it note

Step 2: Tear and Fold the Post-it Note

Tear the post-it note about an inch down on the sticky side, then fold it over and stick it to itself.

Step 3: Time to Drill

Just under where you are about to drill, stick the post-it note to the wall. The adhesive will make it stick to the wall, and it will now catch the dust!

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Deathstick (author)2016-05-22

Purposefully misleading title I believe. Go ahead and pop one of those view counts off!

ONLY

adverb

1.without others or anything further; alone; solely; exclusively:

2. no more than; merely; just:

Hovering over your other Ible, it says with "just" an iron, now I don't trust you and doubt it is "just" an iron.
JUST

only or merely

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AT (author)2015-12-11

Cool trick! I will have to try that the next time I have to drill into the wall. I am going to try drilling through the post-it note to see if that help catch all of the stuff.

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zephanshade (author)2014-09-27

Read the title and totally thought I was going to learn to drill a hole using a post-it note...

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安陳 (author)zephanshade2015-08-13

I was under the same impression...

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Flippy_105 (author)2014-09-16

cooooooooooool

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Flippy_105 (author)2014-09-16

cooooooooooool

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Verticees (author)2014-09-06

I've seen post it notes used for this purpose before. However, the cup-shaped way you made this is much better than the other tutorial. Excellent!

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desmondtheredx (author)2014-09-06

Or stick it ON the spot you want to drill so there won't be that tiny little bit of dust on the edge of the post it

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RickyRay77 (author)2014-09-06

Pretty much like using a basketball (what I use) or any sizable ball that's cut in half with a small hole drilled in the bottom for a hole saw to cut holes in ceiling for recessed lighting. Works like a champ ;)

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nextweekend (author)2014-09-06

Well done. Thanks for posting this great tip.

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Burner-stan (author)2014-09-05

That's a great Idea. But this is how you use a post it note http://youtu.be/4X3iSWX09xM

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domenic3 (author)2014-09-03

nice tip

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pfred2 (author)2014-09-03

I use wide masking tape. Same general idea though. I make kind of a cup dam on the wall below where I drill.

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turbiny (author)2014-09-03

I use empty cigarete box just remove the flap on top and use painters tape or scotch tape*
Is this the real word?!

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natedgreat (author)2014-09-03

Quick and easy! Now fill and paint that hole before the wife sees it...

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tinaciousz (author)2014-09-03

These are my favorite kinds of DIY's. Solutions! Solutions! Solutions! I like the way you think. :)

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burkitron (author)2014-09-03

Great idea. One of those things that makes you say... Huh, why didn't I think of that.

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sabu.dawdy (author)burkitron2014-09-03

i so agree with you

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sabu.dawdy (author)burkitron2014-09-03

i so agree with you

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seamster (author)2014-09-03

Excellent trick. I will use this!

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