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Simple and cheap hand drill tool

cdfigueredo

Well-known member
#1
Until yesterday I was making small holes in plastic and wood pieces by hand, using an old broken scissors attached to a wooden handle because I don't have a drill.
As you can imagine, it's a hard work and the finish is quite inaccurate. :cautious:

Thanks to a gift from a great friend ;), I received a set of small drill bits for this kind of work. And because I don't have a drill, I had to solve how to mount the bits on a hand tool.

Here is what i made:
I had in my possession a HobbyKing Modelling Knife. They are not of high quality, but for the price they do their job quite well.
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To be able to hold a drill with this tool, it was necessary to modify it, making a small hole in the center with the smallest drill.
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Fixing the bit to a bench screw and manually turning the Modelling Knife I gradually made the hole. This Knife is made of a soft aluminum, so it didn't take long.
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The bits fit perfectly and do their job very well.
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The time it takes me now is much shorter and the finish is perfect. :cool:
For small jobs, the tool is worth it and simple to make.(y)

I hope this could be useful for someone.;)
 
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cdfigueredo

Well-known member
#3

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#6
Great solution though! Can still use the handle for knife blades too - nicely done! :D

I also see some amazing hand made tools from our builder friends in Russia - I'll see if I can dig up a couple links to some ideas that might be helpful and inspiring! :D
 

cdfigueredo

Well-known member
#7
Great solution though! Can still use the handle for knife blades too - nicely done! :D

I also see some amazing hand made tools from our builder friends in Russia - I'll see if I can dig up a couple links to some ideas that might be helpful and inspiring! :D
Yes Rockyboy, in fact, i am now using it as a knife... this mod does expand the posibilities of use it.
Will like to see those links... i spend hours searching for ideas.
Thanks for that.