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

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Step 1: Materials

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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

    2 years ago

    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

    3 years ago

    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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    Verticees

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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!

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Burner-stan

    4 years ago

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

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    domenic3

    4 years ago

    nice tip

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    pfred2

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    tinaciousz

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    burkitron

    4 years ago

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

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