Vintage Drilling


As you probably know y now, I love old vintage things.  Anything from furniture, tools, industrial pieces, and home decor.  One thing I’m always drawn to is the old hand tools.  I’ve always thought the old hand drills were pretty neat, and I love to check them out.  I wanted one, but I just didn’t know what to do with it.  Then I stumbled upon Funky Junk Interiors, and got the idea from her.  She does some pretty amazing things.  With God on our side, I had a coworker/friend who gave us her dad’s old hand drill.  How nice is that? Here she is with our son at his graduation a year ago.

Patdrill                             HandDrill

I took the inspiration from Funky Junk Interiors, some old fence boards, and got started on it.  I measured the drill to determine how big the crate would be, and  from these measurements I cut all the pieces with a miter saw.


The next step was to use the finish nailer to build the bottom box.


Next I needed to drill holes in the top of the sides for the drill to slip into for the handle.  The actual handle part had to have a slit cut in the wood so it would slide down in to it.  The other end was just screwed together once it was through the hole.  Then it was all nailed together with the finish nailer.

Don’t be jealous of my mismatched work clothes.  Apparently I didn’t match my Garanimal tags.

sideholesdrill    slotdrill    Nailitdrill

Here is what the finished project looks like.  I love it, and so did my friend.

finishdrill            finishdrill2

Here is a close up of the handles inserted into the ends.

handledrill      enddrill

If you have any old family tools, gather them up, and look at them from a different perspective.  Who knows what you could build with them.  Just get creative.


About Shannon

I'm a working mom who has a love for repurposing on the cheap. I work full time, take care of an elderly aunt and uncle, and still find time to fuel my creative juices. My hubby, G, is my greatest partner in marriage and creativity. He loves to weld and create out of metal. Together we cover all kinds of projects. I'm an engineer, and he builds equipment for manufacturing. So together we make an awesome team! We love to go junkin' to jump start our creative side on things we can make for our home. It's now becoming a family affair with the kids. They are really getting into creating items from stuff we find at flea markets. Both kids have picked up on the welding aspect, so now it's my turn to learn. I love to see their creativity blossom! Come look around this site, and join us on our creative adventure! We hope we encourage you to take that step and just get started. It's all about setting your creative spirit free!

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