Introduction: How to Build a Simple Drill

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If you just need to drill something small like a few popsicle sticks, but you don't want to spend money on one, why not make a simple hand powered drill?

Step 1: What You Will Need:

1. A paper clip (the kind without a rubber coating)
2. Wire cutters

Step 2: Making the Drill

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Bend the paper clip as shown so that you have a long part sticking out from the main body. Cut the top part of the long part off at an angle, forming a sharp edge. After this, you're done. Hold the paper clip down low on the long part and twist it back and forth to start drilling.


jtobako (author)2017-03-12

Hit the end to flatten it, clip it into an arrowhead shape and you will have space for the shavings so you don't have to keep pulling it out and clearing it every twist or two.

t6yl (author)jtobako2017-03-13

Thanks for the tip!

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